Today Respect launches its annual impact report, giving an insight into the charity's achievements in 2021/22, and looking ahead to what comes next.
Over the course of 2021/22:
- We continued our work to become an actively anti-racist organisation.
- We successfully secured £75million of funding for perpetrator interventions as part of the Home Office’s Tackling Domestic Abuse Plan.
- We supported and advocated for our growing membership and continued our work accrediting services that provide safe and effective provision: both for perpetrators, and for male victims.
- Our helplines were the first port of call for male victims looking for support, and perpetrators looking to change. Demand across the helplines has remained consistently high since the pandemic and is not returning to normal levels. Contacts to the Men’s Advice Line, our helplines for male victims, have increased.
- We grew our projects to give perpetrators across England and Wales meaningful opportunities to change, and to keep survivors safe.
As this report launches, we are still recovering from the aftershocks of the pandemic and facing a deepening cost-of-living crisis. Looking ahead, we resolve to be here as the pressure mounts, ensuring perpetrators are held to account, young people using abuse are supported to stop, and male victims have access to high quality support.