Shining the Spotlight on Perpetrators

Date and time: 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30 to 16:30


Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Respect is running its national event on working with perpetrators of domestic abuse: Shining the Spotlight on Perpetrators

This event will be focusing on: 

  • Early intervention – responding at the earliest opportunity, before abuse becomes the norm
  • Behaviour change – offering opportunities for those ready, willing and able to change
  • Disruption – limiting a perpetrator’s ‘space for action’ to continue to abuse
  • Justice – ensuring no-one gets away with domestic abuse
  • Community – a grass roots approach working together to end domestic abuse



  • Victoria Atkins MP, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, and Minister for Women

The Domestic Abuse bill is looking to address domestic abuse at every stage, from prevention through to rehabilitation. 

Speaking on the new All Parliamentary Perpetrator Group (APPG):

  • Thangham Debbonaire MP

The APPG on Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse is chaired by Thangam Debbonaire MP and provides a forum for discussion of legislation and policy related to perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Speaking to community interventions we will have speakers from Change that Lasts (CtL) England and Wales in conjunction with Women's Aid:

  • Natalie Blakeborough - CtL Project Manager, Welsh Women's Aid
  • Ruth Mason - Business Development Lead, Women's Aid
  • Victoria Cousins - Director of CtL England Perpetrator Response, Respect
  • Sara Kikrpatrick - Services Development Manager, Respect 


Where parricide meets eldercide - an analysis of child to parent/grandparent homicides in the UK:

  • Dr Hannah Bows - Assistant Professor in Criminal Law - Durham Law School



Gender and IoT”: The Implications of ‘smart’ technologies on victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse
Dr Leonie Tanczer, University College London

Working with high-harm perpetrators with mental health issues
Jonathan Fowler

Multi-Agency Tasking and Coordination (MATAC) disruption interventions toolkit
Detective Superintendent Deborah Alderson

Power and control?
Paul Wolf-Light - Ahimsa

Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Stalking Project
MOPAC & Suzy Lamplugh Trust