Respect Male Victims’ Standard – accreditation for services supporting male victims

We are delighted to announce that we have published the Respect Male Victims’ Standard – accreditation for services supporting male victims of domestic abuse. We now accept applications from organisations who want to accredit their male victims’ service.

We developed the Respect Male Victims’ Standard so that service users, funders, commissioners, policy makers and referring agencies, can be assured that an accredited service provides high-quality, safety-focused interventions.

To support services who want to get accredited, we are offering a free workshop on the Respect Male Victims’ Standard. The workshop will help practitioners and service managers explore the accreditation process step-by-step, understand the requirements and the evidence required and evaluate next steps such as actions required and planning.

You can download the Respect Male Victims’ Standard, find out about the accreditation process, register for the free workshop and access other resources here.

The Respect Male Victims’ Standard has been endorsed by the Home Office:

“I am delighted to introduce and endorse the Respect Male Victims’ Standard which will allow the safe support to victims and survivors of these terrible crimes. I strongly encourage all commissioners to use the Respect Male Victims’ Standard when commissioning work with male victims.” Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.

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