Respect Phoneline is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen to you without judgment. Our team are available to offer you confidential and honest advice to help you stop being violent.

Frequently asked questions

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Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for domestic abuse perpetrators and those supporting them. We support men and women who are using abuse in same-sex or heterosexual relationships.

Respect Phoneline is for anyone who’s concerned about their use of violence and abuse towards their partner, and for those supporting them: concerned friends or family members, Frontline Workers assisting abusers, are all welcome to call us for information and support.

Yes. Any data taken is kept in line with our privacy policy that can be accessed here. In some circumstances, we may be required under law to share or disclose your information to external parties where there is concern over someone’s safety.

Respect Phoneline does not provide information about anger management. The cause of domestic abuse is not anger. Anger management courses are not suitable help for those using domestic violence towards a partner. We provide information about domestic abuse intervention programmes, where these are available.

Respect Phoneline is funded by the Home Office, Government of Scotland, Northern Ireland’s Department of Justice.

The service is run and managed by Respect, a registered charity, (number 1141636) and a company limited by guarantee (company number 7582438)

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