8.3 B. Guidance and Resources
The Respect Accreditation Standard
Accreditation for voluntary sector community perpetrator programmes has been developed so that members of the public, funders, commissioning agencies and other professionals can be assured of a high quality, safety-focused service from organisations accredited by Respect. Accreditation provides a recognised framework for delivering programmes in many different ways, allowing skilled practitioners and effective projects to gain recognition for their work, to support safe practice and to assist with fundraising.
Respect Safe Minimum Practice Standard
The Respect Accreditation Standard applies to all organisations providing domestic violence prevention programmes (DVPPs) working with men who use intimate partner violence (IPV), and also providing integrated safety services (ISS) for partners and ex-partners of these perpetrators. This document (‘the Standard’) sets out all the requirements for the management and operation of these services.
The Duluth Model
Domestic Abuse Intervention Program (2011)
Since the early 1980s, Duluth has been an innovator of ways to hold batterers accountable and keep victims safe. The "Duluth Model" is an ever evolving way of thinking about how a community works together to end domestic violence. This website provides details of the model, training and research.
Choose to STOP!
This booklet published by Respect is for gay and bi men who have been violent and/or abusive towards their (ex) partners and are looking for help.
The Assessors' Manual describes in detail the processes involved in assessment for accreditation. These processes have been developed, tested, reviewed and revised during the accreditation pilots this year with three member organisations and one non-member.
Indicators for referral to couples counselling following domestic violence prevention programme attendance
This document helps you to identify the indicators for referrals to couples counselling along with the areas that should be taken into consideration during your assessment following a violence prevention programme.
Domestic Violence: working with perpetrators, the community and its institutions
Blacklock, N (2001)
Reflections on the development of perpetrator programmes within the London based Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP).
Working Towards Safety: a guide to domestic violence intervention work (2000)
Iwi, K. and Todd, J. (2000)
Based on the work of the Domestic Violence Intervention Project, London, (DVIP) this is a three volume manual which covers the principles and understandings of their programme, procedural information, policy considerations, organisational, structural and inter-agency issues, as well as the practicalities of service delivery to men, women and children in a domestic violence intervention setting. Volume one focuses on intervention work, volume two on women's services and volume three on perpetrator services. This publication is only available from DVIP directly.
Morran, D. and Wilson, M. (1997)
This practical manual shows practitioners how they can help men who are violent to their female partners to stop their violence, with details of the CHANGE groupwork programme. This publication is available from various online sellers.