How we help frontline workers dealing with domestic perpetrators


Respect Phoneline is an anonymous and confidential helpline for men and women who are harming their partners and families. We provide specialist advice and guidance to help people change their behaviours and support for those working with domestic abuse perpetrators.

If you’re working with a perpetrator of domestic abuse, call us free for confidential advice and information.

How we help

We’ll provide you with advice and guidance on working with domestic abuse perpetrators safely. We’ll explain why anger management courses, mediation and couples counselling are not safe interventions and signpost you to local domestic violence perpetrator programmes instead.


Webchat for professionals working with perpetrators of domestic abuse

Are you a professional seeking support and guidance on working with perpetrators of domestic abuse? A member of the Drive Project team is here to help.

A Drive Expert Advisor is available to offer free support and guidance via webchat every Monday from 2 – 4pm, Wednesday from 10 – 12pm and Thursday from 2 – 4pm.

This service is available to all professionals – Social Workers, Probation Officers, Mental Health and Health Care professionals, Domestic Violence Advisors, Police Officers etc.

To access the webchat click the ‘launch webchat’ icon below, during the opening hours. If you need this service outside of these times, please email A Drive Project team member will respond to you as soon as possible.


Please note: The guidance and support offered by the Drive Expert Advisors is not legal advice. All practitioners should follow their own organisation’s Safeguarding Procedures, Health and Safety guidance and Business and Contingency protocols. All guidance and advice given on the chat should be taken through line management structure within your organisations and be in line with organisational policies. This is a complex area of work and we would suggest that cases are treated on a case by case basis.  

Under Data Protection legislation, it is important that you do not share sensitive information such as names over the webchat forum.

For more information:

Respect Phoneline and Drive webchat for professionals guidance

The Respect Phoneline helped me gain clarity on how to support my client, and provided me with a specialist organisation to refer my client onto to get the support he needs. I now feel confident with next steps with this client, and reassured about my counselling interventions with him so far. Thank you!
A counsellor’s feedback on the Respect Phoneline.
Frontline workers working with domestic abuse perpetrators



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