Policy paper sets out standards for domestic abuse perpetrator interventions

Published on 16 March 2023
The Home Office policy paper outlines principles and practice guidelines
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The Home Office has released a new policy paper, written by professors from Durham University and London Metropolitan University, which outlines principles and practice guidelines for interventions with perpetrators of domestic abuse.

The paper includes seven standards and practice guidelines to ensure that interventions are commissioned and delivered effectively, with a priority on:

  • enhancing the safety and freedom of all victim-survivors 
  • holding perpetrators accountable while treating them with respect 
  • offering opportunities for change

The guidelines also emphasise the importance of delivering interventions
equitably and ensuring that staff are skilled and supported in responding to domestic abuse.

Monitoring and evaluation of interventions will also take place to improve practice and expand the knowledge base.

Read more on GOV.UK: Standards for domestic abuse perpetrator interventions

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