Respect Network Events 2017

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Making work with perpetrators safe and effective

Respect’s Annual Networking Perpetrator Event

DATE:           Wednesday 8th November 2017

TIME:            09:30-16:30

VENUE:        Amnesty International, London EC2A 3EA

TICKETS:     Members: £120 | Non-Members: £156

Book your place by completing our online booking form.

“We work with perpetrators because we care

about victims”, Respect CEO, Jo Todd

Making work with perpetrators safe and effective












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 Respect’s Accreditation Standards 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 

  1. Working with domestic abuse in a substance misuse treatment setting

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

2. Justice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence

Professor Marianne Hester | University of Bristol

3. The power of role play in domestic violence prevention programmes

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

4. Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standard

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

5. 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

  1. From initial engagement to motivation: Lessons for frontline work

Respect Phoneline

  1. Best Practice in Attending to Women’s Safety

Nina George | Research and Development Manager, WWP-EN

  1. Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standards

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

  1. 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.


Working with male victims of domestic violence event

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Human Rights  Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA 


£120 for members | £156 for non-members
(prices are inc. of VAT)

Book online now

Information about speakers and workshops will be announced soon.



Presentation slides from past events will be available exclusively for Respect members. Our new website will be launched very soon with access to exclusive content for Respect members only. Become a member now!


Working with Young People- Making a Difference

Tuesday 19th September 2017





Dr Mair Richards (Adoptive Parent) & June Leat | Members of The POTATO Group
Child to Parent Violence in adoptive families

Zach Gomm & Denise Golding | Certified Great Behaviour Breakdown Instructors
Supporting parents to therapeutically respond to troubled young people

Doireann Larkin | Development Manager, Tender
Effective Prevention Programmes: Arts-based approaches to reducing vulnerability to relationship abuse

Victoria Cousins | Senior Programme and Development Manager, Safer London
Addressing peer on peer abuse in group work with young people


Jo Sharpen | Policy Manager, AVA
Trauma informed approaches to working with young people

Dermot Dooley, Connected Dads Worker | Barnardo’s Threads Project
Connected Dads – Work with young fathers who are using abusive behaviour

YUVA Project, DVIP
Supporting parents experiencing child to parent violence (CPV) – what works?

Victoria Cousins | Senior Programme and Development Manager, Safer London
Addressing Peer on Peer Abuse With Groups of Young People: What works, research, practice, challenges and evidence.  

Michelle Shapiro | Clinical Psychologist and Independent Non-Violent Resistance Trainer
An introduction to the NVR (non-violent resistance) parenting approach – an approach increasingly gaining a solid position in the management of child to parent/carer violence



Perpetrators: Innovation in Practice and Policy

Tuesday 1st November 2016 | Amnesty International, London.

This event aimed to examine work with perpetrators.

Speakers and workshops looked at how different DVPPs worked across the country work; how programmes can be successfully monitored and evaluated; and how up to date research has continued to develop after Project Mirabal.

We would like to thank all speakers and workshop facilitators for their input on the day.

Keynote and Guest Speakers:

‘On-going lessons from Mirabal’ – Professor Liz Kelly | CWASU, London Metropolitan University

‘Reaching Everyone Programme of Research on Violence In diverse Domestic Environments’ Dr Karen Morgan | University of Bristol

‘Making a difference: Monitoring and evaluating success of DVPPs’ – Nina George | Working with Perpetrators – European Network (WWP-EN)

‘Advancing theory and treatment approaches for males in substance misuse treatment who perpetrate intimate partner violence’ – Dr Polly Radcliffe | King’s College London

‘Caring Dads & Respect Joint Statement’ – Katreena Scott | University of Toronto & Sara Kirkpatrick | Respect

Respect Perpetrator: Innovation in Practice and Policy Main Slides (Morning)

Respect Perpetrator: Innovation in Practice and Policy Main Slides (Afternoon)


Guilt & Shame – Paul Wolf-Light | Ahimsa

Working with women who use intimate partner violence – Natalie Talbot | Care2Talk

Working with perpetrators in honour based cultures within children’s services – Kate Iwi | Positive Change Service, Tower Hamlets

Are randomised control trials appropriate for the field of domestic violence and abuse – Helen Cramer & Karen Morgan | University of Bristol

Partner perspectives of DVPP programme success:  How might they inform and help shape the work of Integrated Support Services (ISS)? – Dr Helen Perry-Bowen | Durham University & Nina George | WWP-EN

Caring Dads:Safer Children – Nicola McConnell | NSPCC & Neil Blacklock | Respect

What are the challenges and opportunities specialist organisations face when developing a pilot with non-specialist organisations? – Tania Woodgate | The Change Project, Relate Essex

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