I want to become Respect Accredited

Respect’s Standard is a nationally recognised quality and safety standard which accredits best practice in domestic violence prevention work. Respect developed accreditation standards for domestic violence work to help increase service provision of high quality, effectiveness and, above all, safety.

Respect’s standards don’t prescribe a model of work. Respect accreditation is available for:

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Programmes, delivered in a groupwork setting or individually; and
  • Work with male victims of domestic violence.

Definition of working towards Respect Accreditation

Working towards accreditation means an organisation has entered into a contract, paid the accreditation fee and have a timetable for the completion of the first stage of accreditation.

Only organisations that have achieved Accreditation can legitimately describe themselves as working to or in line with the Respect Standard

If you wish to check if an organisation is working towards Accreditation or Accredited, please email membership@respect.uk.net 


Accreditation for services working with young people’s violence in close relationships is being developed. For more information about service eligibility, requirements, how to apply and costs please visit the Accreditation section of our website.