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Resources for frontline workers

The resources below aim to help frontline workers engage with perpetrators of domestic abuse safely and effectively. We welcome feedback, as well as requests to create more resources.

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Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes: Do they work? Factsheet for Frontline Workers

This factsheet is for anyone who wants to know whether Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programmes are effective at changing violent and abusive behaviours.

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From early response to interrupting high harm-factsheet for frontline workers

This factsheet is for frontline workers who are interested in the availability of suitable interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse.

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Guidelines for working with perpetrators of domestic abuse

This factsheet is for frontline workers who may encounter domestic abuse perpetrators in the course of their work. The guidance covers interacting with men and women who have used violence, abuse and controlling behaviours in their intimate relationships, as well as those who identify as LGBT*.

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How will you know that a service user is perpetrating domestic abuse?

This factsheet is for practitioners in non-domestic abuse services who may suspect or receive information that a service user may be perpetrating domestic abuse. We welcome feedback, as well as requests to create more resources.

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Extra information and external resources

Working with the cause of the problem

Read about the social and economic benefits in working with domestic violence perpetrators, and the costs and risks if we don’t.

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RIC Respect version to use directly with perpetrators

Respect risk identification checklist to use with perpetrators.

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Roadmap for frontline professionals interacting with male perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse to ensure a coordinated multi-agency response.

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Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes – Steps towards change

Do domestic violence perpetrator programmes (DVPPs) actually work in reducing men’s violence and abuse and increasing the freedom of women and children?

This report by the Project Mirabal, written by Liz Kelly and Nicole Westmarland, offers evidence. Project Mirabal is a programme of research, combining a multi-site longitudinal study of the impacts of perpetrator programmes with two linked PhDs.

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