This is a 24 week, 1:1 perpetrator programme. RESPECT have been leading work with perpetrators of domestic abuse for over 20 years, aiming to keep survivors safe and hold perpetrators accountable – whilst offering them meaningful opportunities to change.
Their interventions support perpetrators in the early stages to reduce the amount of abuse, and those using high harm behaviours. We recognise that a range of interventions are needed to meet the needs of perpetrators and reducing abusive behaviours, and are therefore able to deliver this programme to clients that are referred by the community or a self-referring process.
Freedom + NEFA Awareness Programme
A 12-week or 2-day intensive version for perpetrators to raise awareness of domestic abuse, its impact and to encourage changes in behaviour. The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusers and the responses of survivors.
This programme will take us on a journey of self-discovery in which we will plot out our own individual paths in life. It is intended to bring about change while also imparting knowledge. It will investigate our beliefs, boost our self-esteem, assist us in recognising and embracing our long-term goals, and help us consider how to bring those goals into reality. This course will investigate the origins of our negative thoughts and teach us more effective ways to deal with them. It will assist us in feeling more resilient and optimistic about the future as a result.
- How the abuser exercises control.
- The abusers strategies and attitudes.
- The impact of marital violence and abuse on any children residing in the household.
- The workshops will also help survivors realise that what has occurred to them is not their fault and provide them with the knowledge necessary to protect themselves and their children from danger.
Some Statistics to know
- The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 5.0% of adults (6.9% women and 3.0% men) aged 16 years and over experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2022; this equates to an estimated 2.4 million adults (1.7 million women and 699,000 men).
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults aged 16 years and over (10.4 million) had experienced domestic abuse since the age of 16 years.
- There was no significant change in the prevalence of domestic abuse experienced by adults aged 16 to 59 years in the last year, compared with the year ending March 2020; a year largely unaffected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the last time the data were collected.
- The number of police recorded domestic abuse-related crimes in England and Wales increased by 7.7% compared with the previous year, to 910,980 in the year ending March 2022; this follows increases seen in previous years and may reflect increased reporting by victims.
- The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) domestic abuse-related charging rate in England and Wales increased for the first time in four years to 72.7% in the year ending March 2022 but remains below the year ending March 2018 (75.9%).
- The National Domestic Abuse Helpline delivered 50,791 support sessions through phone call or live chat in the year ending March 2022, a similar number to the previous year.