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Respect Phoneline

Respect Phoneline is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen to you without judgment and offer you honest advice to help you stop using violent and abusive behaviours.

Is your behaviour costing you your relationship? Help is available.

We are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers. We are a national helpline and email service. Our key focus is to increase the safety of those experiencing domestic violence through promoting effective interventions with perpetrators.

What is Respect Phoneline?

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.

Who can contact Respect Phoneline?

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.

Are contacts confidential?

Yes. Any data taken is kept in line with our privacy policy. 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.

Do you provide information about anger management?

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.

Who funds Respect Phoneline?

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

Who runs Respect Phoneline?

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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Based: Nationally based
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • 65+

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