We’re delighted to share that we’ve now got plenty of upcoming dates available for both ‘Individual Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse’ and ‘Facilitating Groupwork for Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse’ (Parts 1 and 2).

Whether you’ve got new members of staff you’d like to train, or you're looking for an opportunity to strengthen your own practice skills, these courses will increase all participants’ aptitude and confidence to facilitate sessions.

Facilitating groupwork for perpetrators of domestic abuse

This highly experiential and participatory course will give participants a thorough knowledge of perpetrator work and the essential skills and competencies to facilitate groupwork with perpetrators.

This training is in to 2 parts: the first part focuses on the essential knowledge and is a prerequisite for part 2. Part 2 focuses on skills practice. Part 1 can be taken as a standalone course from anyone interested in groupwork with perpetrators.

Please note that you cannot take Part 2 without completing Part 1: part 2 builds on the essential knowledge you must have to be able to engage and learn the skills to facilitate groupwork.


  • To gain a deep understanding of the gendered nature of men's violence against women
  • To explore domestic abuse interventions within a women's and children's rights framework
  • To introduce tools and techniques for use in groupwork with men
  • To provide skills that hold men to account for their abusive behaviour
    while motivating change to support respectful beliefs and behaviours
  • To be able to assess suitability and risk issues
  • To provide examples of resources and structured sessions for use in groupwork

Part 1 dates: ongoing (online access for three weeks following date of purchase)

Part 1

Part 2 dates:

30 November, 1, 2 December 2021

25, 26, 27 January 2022


Q: Can I just do Part One of the training?

A: Yes! Completing Part One doesn’t mean you have to complete Part Two! If you enjoyed Part One, you can sign up to a Part Two later in the year

Q: Can I just do Part Two of the training?

A: No, you have to complete Part One (assessed) before you attend Part Two. This is because Part Two builds heavily on Part One and we need to ensure you have a good contextual understanding before you join Part Two 

Q. I want to complete Part One and then Part Two, but I’m not available on the upcoming Part Two dates in September – can I do Part Two on another date?

A: Sure! We will be running Part Two of the training again in November 2021, and in February 2022.

Individual Work with Perpetrators

This hands-on 4-day training course (delivered via Zoom) will give participants the confidence and skills to work one-to-one with perpetrators of domestic abuse.  The training is participatory and practical, with a strong focus on working interactively with the programme materials.  


  • Learn how to analyse incidents of abusive behaviour and help perpetrators identify and practice non-abusive behaviours.
  • Practice using techniques that address denial, minimisation, and justification of abuse. 
  • Develop strategies to enhance perpetrators’ motivation to change. 


17, 18 and 24, 25 November 2021

22, 23 February and 1, 2 March 2022

For any enquiries please email our Training Officer, Abigail Jones

Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, in Scotland, number SC051284 and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: VAI Second Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
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