Risk management in domestic violence perpetrator programmes 

The identification and management of risk are a central function of any accredited
service. This includes risk identification, communication of risk internally and externally and having effective procedures to manage or reduce risk on a day-to-day basis through a case management process. Respect Standard, B3 (2017). 

Responding to the need for perpetrator workforce development, Respect adds this training course to its expanding training programme. It has been reviewed and rewritten by Dr Chris Newman, an expert in the field.

The 2-day training course is aimed at Practice Managers, Groupwork Facilitators and Integrated Support Service Workers. We strongly recommend attendance on this course by all staff involved in the delivery of perpetrator work within DVPPs and have a role in the identification and management of risk. Places are limited to 4 per service.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and use some risk assessment tools, but more importantly engage with principles behind risk identification and assessment.
  • Identify what information is needed to manage risk.
  • Identify the most important risk factors for domestic abuse perpetration. 
  • Gain skills in interviewing/engaging perpetrators of domestic violence in the process of assessment getting the behavioural detail necessary to inform assessment.
  • Learn ways to assess the different levers of power that can be used in exerting control over a partner
  • Please be aware that Day 2 of this training will include a 1/2 day of self-directed learning.

About the Trainer

Dr Chris Newman has 18 years of experience doing individual work and group work with men around their violence and abuse to partners. He worked for many years as a group facilitator on domestic violence perpetrator programmes and has also delivered specialist parenting programmes for fathers who have abused their children. 

He has extensive experience in training other professionals in working with perpetrators of domestic violence. He also carries out risk assessment reports and acts as an expert witness in private law child contact cases and public law child protection cases.

21, 22 March 2024 r (9.30 – 16.00 each day)

Participants must attend every full day to complete training and to receive a certificate


Online, via Zoom 


Respect member

Credit/debit card payment: £297 (£247.50 + VAT)
Manual payment instruction: £312 (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies - payment must be received before the training starts, please contact [email protected] to pay via invoice)


Credit/debit card payment: £519 (£432.50 + VAT)
Manual payment instruction: £545 (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies - payment must be received before the training starts, please contact [email protected] to pay via invoice)

Please note, your booked ticket for this event on this date is not exchangeable for any other dates or training events

Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel training tickets you have booked, you understand that the following cancellation terms apply:

Cancellation within one week of the training date: Full charge
Cancellation within two weeks of the training date: 50% charge
Cancellation within one month of the training date: 25% charge

Please note that we are not able to hold places for members of staff before payment is received.

If you wish to pay manually, or if you have any queries, please email [email protected]

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