Respect Male Victims’ Standard

Accreditation for services supporting male victims of domestic abuse

Providing a service to male victims of domestic abuse brings with it a considerable responsibility: to ensure that this work is safe and effective and that it does not inadvertently contribute to the harm already experienced. 

The Respect Male Victims’ Standard has been developed so that service users, funders, commissioners, policy makers and referring agencies, can be assured that a service that is accredited provides high-quality, safety-focused interventions.

Download the Respect Male Victims Standard 2019.

What services are eligible for the Respect Male Victims’ Standard accreditation?

Respect accreditation applies to services in the voluntary, statutory or private sectors, or for those operating as a partnership or consortium of organisations.

How do I apply?

You can apply for accreditation by completing this application form;

How much does it cost?

Accreditation assessment fee:

  • Respect Members: £2,075 + VAT
  • Non-members: £2,490 + VAT (why not become a Respect Member and access our discounted training and events programme, plus many other benefits? Join Respect)

What resources can I access?

  • Attend a Respect Male Victims Standard workshop: this free workshop is an invaluable opportunity to explore how you can achieve accreditation for your male victims’ service. Date for the next one will be confirmed soon;

  • Assess your service against the Respect Male Victims’ Standard accreditation criteria using our Respect Male Victims Standard-readiness checklist;

  • Download the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse; a comprehensive, free, resource for frontline workers supporting men experiencing domestic abuse;

  • Download the assessment forms from Respect’s Toolkit in Word – to adapt as needed;