Young People using Violence and Abuse in Close Relationships

Respect Young People Programme (RYPP) – Early intervention for families and teen relationships

This programme focusses on interventions with young people who use violence and abuse in close relationships. This includes relationship abuse, adolescent to parent violence or abusive behaviour within the family such as sibling abuse or young parent abuse. Our work is mainly targeted at ages 10 – 25 years, but we also give consideration to younger children.

We don’t offer direct services to families affected by young people’s violence and abuse. Respect’s Young People Programme supports Frontline Workers working with these families.

Respect Young People’s Toolkit

Access to the online Young People’s Toolkit is available to everyone who has attended Respect Young People’s 5-Day Training Course.

The five day RYPS Toolkit Training allows participants to:

  • Develop their skills around working with young people
  • Consider programme delivery criteria
  • Outline an appropriate intervention structure
  • Provide information in relation to case management

The training has been delivered nationally to hundreds of practitioners across the UK. Resources include an on-line manual, activity database and access to a downloadable DVD. The training is fully interactive utilising a skills-based approach.

The RYPS Toolkit ‘Working with Young People Using Violence & Abuse’ is a comprehensive resource for professionals and is accessible via our RYPS Toolkit Training. The toolkit equips practitioners to carry out successful interventions using a range of therapeutic and practical tools to work with young people in relation to their abusive behaviours, to whomever it is directed. The RYPS Toolkit was launched, piloted and evaluated in five diverse projects across the UK between 2008 and 2011.

The online toolkit can be accessed by everyone who has attended Respect Young People’s 5-Day Training Course :

The Toolkit is not made available to frontline workers and practitioners who haven’t attended the 5-day Training course.

If you experience any problems accessing the link above, please contact

Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse

The Respect Young People’s Programme (RYPP) addresses adolescent to parent violence. Originally funded under the Realising Ambition programme to test replication and effectiveness it produced statistically significant improvement in young people’s mental wellbeing and behaviour.

…a statistically significant improvement in nearly all areas, including of emotional wellbeing, conduct, pro-social behaviour, and overall mental health…overall improvement in mental health and behaviour of young people.’ 

Social Research Unit 2016



IDAS – Independent Domestic Abuse Services

Area – North Yorkshire, Selby, Harrogate, Craven, Scarborough/Ryedale District, York District and Hambleton/Richmondshire


Phone 077 511 43103

Stockport Youth Offending Service

Area – Stockport Borough

Phone 0161 474 4788


Gateshead Youth Offending Service

Area – Borough of Gateshead


Phone 0191 4334557/4334559

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Area – Calderdale

Family Intervention Team 01422 392819

Download further info here

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Area – Thanet with the potential for Dover


Phone: 07718 657157

Leicester Jenkins Centre

Area – Leicester City and Leicestershire

Contact: Kathleen Connell


Phone: 0116 2540101

Rochdale Borough Council

Area – Rochdale area: Middleton, Heywood, Pennines

Email Jaria Hussain-Lala

Phone 01706 925832

Referrals Early Help Team  email

Phone 01706 925440

Swindon Restorative Youth Services

Area – Swindon (but not the surrounding areas of Wiltshire)

Email Tracey Bayliss or Jenny Munday

Phone 01793 463891

The Respect Young People’s Programme (RYPP) includes a full delivery manual for family, parent and young people’s sessions, as well as guidance in relation to implementation, referrals, case and risk management, video materials, comprehensive training and on-going implementation support is also provided for the 18 months.

If you require further information, please email

Information about organisations working with Child to Parent violence list:


Sibling Abuse is often a much under-reported dynamic of domestic abuse. Respect does not currently provide specifically targeted resources to address this issue, but it is addressed within the wider remit of the RYPS Toolkit and associated training.


Many adolescent or young parents (16 – 25) who may be abusive to a partner or children are often unable to access appropriate support within adult service provision. Respect is currently reviewing interventions nationally and is seeking to adapt and develop suitable resources for these clients. Many of the activities included in the RYPS Toolkit are currently effective with this group.