The Respect Young People’s Service (RYPS) has launched a bespoke website designed to support practitioners working with young people using harm in their close relationships.
The RYPS is an expert team within Respect, focusing on child/adolescent to parent violence and abuse (CAPVA) and teenage relationship abuse. They offer a “whole system approach” to implementing and supporting local authorities’ approaches to CAPVA and teenage relationship abuse, and the new website will support this work, providing a hub where professionals can access support and share expertise.
The site’s exclusive practitioners’ area will be available to professionals who have received training to deliver RYPS programmes: either the Respect Young People’s Programme or the Dating Detox. These practitioners will have access to a complete library of printable, digital resources for their programme, as well as a forum to support networking and knowledge-sharing.
Alongside the practitioners’ area, the website is also home to an open, comprehensive directory mapping CAPVA services across the UK. The map, previously hosted on Helen Bonnick’s website, Holes in the Wall, provides information and contact details for services in the UK that support parents and carers experiencing CAPVA.
The site’s news page will also serve as a bulletin board, sharing news, research and opinion pieces from the RYPS team focusing on CAPVA and teenage relationship abuse. Currently, you can read about prevention through education, the impact of social media on young people, a reflective blog looking back at Respect’s 10 years of CAPVA work, and a blog focusing on the growing evidence base for the Respect Young People’s Programme.
Access the new website