Respect (charity)

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Founded29 March 2011[1]
TypeRegistered UK charity (number 1141636)[2]
FocusDomestic violence[2]
  • Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A4LT, UK[2]
Coordinates51°31′28″N 0°05′04″W / 51.524483°N 0.084477°W / 51.524483; -0.084477Coordinates: 51°31′28″N 0°05′04″W / 51.524483°N 0.084477°W / 51.524483; -0.084477
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Respect is a UK-based charity working in the area of domestic violence.[2] A national organisation based in London, it provides services, including helplines, for male and female perpetrators of domestic violence, for male victims of domestic violence, and for young people who are violent in the home or relationships.[2] It provides confidential counselling to perpetrators of domestic violence as a way to promote the safety of victims.[3] It has been described as "the main UK organisation working with domestic violence perpetrators".[4]


Respect is a membership organisation, with 15 employees and a board of 12 trustees.[2]


The charity grew out of an informal network of practitioners called the National Practitioners’ Network (NPN).[5] The current company was created in March 2011.[1]


Together with the charity SafeLives, Respect is running a campaign called "Drive", to give one-to-one counselling to men who are deemed to be at risk of committing particularly serious domestic violence. This is being piloted in Essex, Sussex and south Wales.[6][4][7]

In 2010, with the charity Refuge, it created a manual to help employers and human resources professionals respond to employees who are victims or perpetrators of abuse.[8]

It began the Respect Phoneline (for male or female perpetrators of domestic violence, and for professionals whose work involves perpetrators) in 2004 and the Men's Advice Line (for male victims of domestic violence) in 2007.[5]


  1. ^ a b "RESPECT PROJECT - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Charity Details". Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  3. ^ "Grampian CareData - Browse By Subject - Care and Support Services - Abuse - Respect - Respect Phoneline". Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  4. ^ a b Gayle, Damien (2016-02-17). "Pilot scheme to target domestic abusers rather than victims". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  5. ^ a b "History - Respect". Respect. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  6. ^ Chamberlain, Zoe (2016-02-17). "West Midlands Police deal with domestic violence attack every TWELVE MINUTES". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  7. ^ Shaw, Danny (2016-02-17). "Violent domestic abusers to be given one-to-one help". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  8. ^ ""It's a difficult subject, isn't it?" Piloting Refuge and Respect's domestic violence resources for employers in 'Nordby' County Council: an evaluation report" (PDF). Retrieved 11 May 2015.

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