Respect: Making work with perpetrators safe and effective

Date and time: 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30


Amnesty International, EC2A 3EA

Do you work with domestic violence perpetrators, either directly in specialist services, or through frontline work?

Do you want to develop your practice and make sure that the service you provide is safe and effective?

Respect is delighted to announce that Dame Vera Baird, will chair Respect’s annual event focused on work with perpetrators.

As part of the event Respect will be launching the Third Edition of Respect’s Accreditation Standards for work with perpetrators, hearing why standards are important and what they mean for your work.

There will be a range of speakers from the voluntary and public sectors sharing the challenges and opportunities within their particular areas of work with perpetrators, and how an evidence based quality standard can be valuable in support of their work. You will also have the opportunity to attend a broad selection of interactive, practice based workshops.



QC Vera Baird

Chair’s Introduction

Morning Speakers:

Perspectives will be heard from key stakeholders that informed the development of the standards. This includes Respect, commissioners, and frontline services,

including Respect Accredited services. As always, the key voices informing our work are of survivors and children.

• Jo Todd | CEO, Respect

• A Survivor’s Perspective

• James Rowlands | Strategic Commissioner, Brighton & Hove City


• Respect Accredited Organisation

Followed by a panel on the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation


We will hear about why it is essential to have a framework which ensures a high quality, safety focused service, with robust processes in place to promote accountability and consistency in delivery.


Respect, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT


T: 0207 549 0578 F: 0207 549 0352 E:


Charity Number: 1141636 Company Number: 7582438


Workshop Slot 1:

1. Working with domestic abuse in a substance misuse treatment setting

Phil Price, Programme Development Manager | DVIP & Maria Cripps, Project

Manager | Cranstoun

2. Justice, Inequality and Gender Based Violence

Professor Marianne Hester | University of Bristol

3. The power of role play in domestic violence prevention programmes

Claire Baddley, Programme Manager & Ellie Brook, Project Manager |

Yorkshire Children’s Centre DAPP

4. Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standards

Sara Kirkpatrick, Services Development Manager & Neil Blacklock, Development

Director | Respect

5. Tasks and Coursework for men to complete in between sessions

Damian Carnell

Afternoon Speakers:

• Kyla Kirkpatrick | Director, Drive Project (Respect, SafeLives, Social


• District Judge Yvonne Gibson

Workshop Slot 2

1. From initial engagement to motivation: Lessons for frontline work

Respect Phoneline

2. Best Practice in Attending to Women’s Safety

Nina George | Research and Development Manager, WWP-EN

3. Introduction to the Third Edition of the Respect Accreditation Standards

Sara Kirkpatrick, Services Development Manager & Neil Blacklock,

Development Director | Respect

4. Paul Wolf-Light | Ahimsa

More as we confirm it.

Suitable for all professionals who come into contact with perpetrators either in specialist services or in frontline work; social workers, health professionals, those working in criminal and family justice, housing, drug and alcohol services and any other setting where perpetrators present. Also suitable for commissioners, funders and policy makers wanting to understand more about work with perpetrators.