Civilian Support Services

Local services will actively signpost perpetrators to suitable support groups. To find out what local services are available type ‘domestic abuse’ into the search tool on either your local or county council website. Computer access is available at local libraries, with additional support available through the Respect Phoneline (see below). The police and NHS staff will also signpost to support groups; anyone can speak in confidence to their GP or health worker.

Respect Phoneline.   The Respect Phoneline (often referred to as Respect) is a national telephone support line for male and female perpetrators, concerned family members and friends, victims and frontline workers. The helpline offers information and advice to help perpetrators of domestic violence change their abusive or controlling behaviour and can signpost to local long term support programmes. The Respect Phoneline is available on freephone 0808 802 4040, and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. It is also possible to e-mail on A voicemail service is available, the aim being to return calls and reply to e-mails within two working days. Additional information can be found at Respect Phoneline .