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Respect runs a programme of events for frontline workers, service managers, commissioners, funders, policy workers and researchers. Our events are practical and accessible, underpinning our three core strands of work: perpetrators of domestic violence, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationship; and support our ethos of high quality and safe service provision.

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Making work with perpetrators safe and effective-network event

8th November 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Do you work for a specialist service for perpetrators of DVA or come into contact with perpetrators as part of your work?

Do you want to develop your practice and make sure that the service you provide is safe and effective? 

We are delighted to announce that Dame Vera Baird, will chair Respect’s annual event focused on work with perpetrators.

We will launch the Third Edition of  the Respect Standard for work with perpetrators, discussing why standards are important and what they mean for your work.

A range of speakers from the voluntary and public sectors will share the challenges and opportunities of work with perpetrators. You will also find out how the quality, evidence-based Respect Standard can be valuable in support of your work.

You will also be able to choose from a broad selection of interactive, practice-based workshops.


QC Vera Baird

Chair’s Introduction

Morning Speakers:

Key stakeholders who helped informed the development of the Respect Standard will talk about their perspective. This includes Respect Accredited services, Commissioners, and frontline services. As always, the key voices informing our work are those of survivors and children.

  • Jo Todd | CEO, Respect
  • A Survivor’s Perspective
  • James Rowlands | Strategic Commissioner, Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Respect Accredited Organisation

Followed by a panel on the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standards:

You will hear about why it is essential to have a framework which ensures a high quality, safety-focused service; and how robust processes need to be in place to promote accountability and consistency in delivery.

Workshop Slot 

Working with domestic abuse in a substance misuse treatment setting

Phil Price, Programme Development Manager | DVIP & Maria Cripps, Project Manager | Cranstoun

Justice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence

Professor Marianne Hester | University of Bristol

The power of role play in domestic violence prevention programmes

Claire Baddley, Programme Manager & Ellie Brook, Project Manager | Yorkshire Children’s Centre DAPP

Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standard

Sara Kirkpatrick, Services Development Manager & Neil Blacklock, Development Director | Respect

Tasks and Coursework for men to complete in between sessions

Damian Carnell

Afternoon Speakers:

  • Kyla Kirkpatrick | Director, Drive Project (Respect, SafeLives, Social Finance)
  • District Judge Yvonne Gibson

Workshop Slot 2

From initial engagement to motivation: Lessons for frontline work

Respect Phoneline

Best Practice in Attending to Women’s Safety

Nina George | Research and Development Manager, WWP-EN

Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standards

Sara Kirkpatrick, Services Development Manager & Neil Blacklock, Development Director | Respect

Paul Wolf-Light | Ahimsa

More as we confirm it.

The event must not be missed by any Frontline Worker who comes into contact with perpetrators, either in specialist services or in day-to-day work: Social Workers, Health Professionals, those working in Criminal and Family justice, Housing, Drug and Alcohol services and any other setting where perpetrators present.  Also suitable for Commissioners, Funders and policy makers wanting to understand more about work with perpetrators – the cause of the problem.

For more information email Julia, or call me on 0207 549 0578.

Book now.


8th November 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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