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Respect offers advice, information and support to Frontline Workers who support male victims of domestic violence and domestic violence perpetrators (male or female). This is provided via our national helplines, the Men’s Advice Line and the Respect Phoneline.

Respect offers advice, information and support to Frontline Workers who support male victims of domestic violence and domestic violence perpetrators (male or female).

This is provided via our national helplines, the Men’s Advice Line and the Respect Phoneline.

Working with male victims of domestic violence: domestic violence affects men too

Men’s Advice Line

If you want information and advice about a male victim you can contact the Men’s Advice Line. Men’s Advice Line staff can support you in any of the following ways:

  • Find a service for your client to support him with legal advice including divorce proceeding and child contact issues, housing issues, access to counselling, immigration advice etc;
  • Help you work out who is doing what to whom and with what effect; this is particularly useful in cases with cross-allegations of violence and abuse;
  • Discuss challenging, complex cases with you (always anonymously) as a sounding board;
  • Offer resources that will help you support your client more effectively. This includes Toolkit for Work with male victims of DV 2nd ed. Respect© 2013 and a booklet for male victims;
  • Advise on the availability of emergency accommodation.

“As a manager of a domestic violence service, I called with a ‘who does what to whom’ enquiry. The Men’s Advice Line Advisor listened carefully to the case history and offered thoughtful, careful feedback and helped me to select an option for a way forward with the case. I would have felt very uncertain about making a case decision without seeking advice from Respect first. I got the advice I needed immediately and appreciated the helpline support enormously.” Frontline worker who called the Men’s Advice Line.

 

The Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Free from landlines and most mobile phones, your call will not appear on your phone bill statement.

info@mensadviceline.org.uk

Webchat

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Available on the Men’s Advice Line website Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm.

Working with domestic violence perpetrators: working with the cause of the problem

Respect Phoneline

If you work with a perpetrator of domestic violence and you need information, advice and support, you can contact the Respect Phoneline.

Respect Phoneline staff can support you in any of the following ways:

  • Find a local domestic violence prevention service for your client. This includes male or female perpetrators, in heterosexual or same-sex relationships;
  • Help you work out who is doing what to whom and with what effect; this is particularly useful in cases with cross-allegations of violence and abuse;
  • Give you advice on challenging, complex cases (always anonymously), putting the victim’s safety at the forefront;
  • Explain how domestic violence prevention programmes work and how they are different from anger management courses, couples counselling and mediation; or other interventions not specifically designed to support domestic violence perpetrators;
  • Send out resources to help your client address their violent and abuse.

“An invaluable service, thank you. There is not much information out there relating to working with perpetrators. I have gained knowledge from your website and from speaking to your adviser on the Phoneline, that will support me (and others as I have shared the information) in my counselling work for a voluntary organisation.” Frontline worker who called the Respect Phoneline

Respect Phoneline

0808 802 4040

Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Free from landlines and most mobile phones, your call will not appear on your phone bill statement.

info@respectphoneline.org.uk

Webchat

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Webchat available Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-4pm on the Respect Phoneline website.