What is the Respect Young People’s Programme?

The Respect Young People’s Programme is an intervention for families where children or young people aged between 8 and 18 are abusive or violent towards the people close to them, particularly their parents or carers.

The programme works with young people and their families, encouraging everyone to take a role in stopping the abuse and learning respectful ways of managing conflict, difficulty, and intimacy.

The programme helped me to understand my son’s behaviour and gave me more confidence in my parenting – Parent participating in the RYPP

The RYPP is recognised by the Youth Justice Board Effective Practice Unit and is currently delivered across a number of Local Authorities and Police Crime Commissioner areas in England.

How does the RYPP work?

RYPP practitioners provide support, insight and simple solutions to help to improve family relationships via weekly structured sessions and takes about 3 months to complete, longer where there are barriers to engagement.

Sessions are varied and use a variety of tools and techniques. Some sessions are with the whole family, some with the parent and some with the young person. The programme reaches its full potential if both the young person and parent(s)/Carer(s) are willing to engage.

It helped me have a better relationship with my mum” – Young person participating in the RYPP

Who delivers the RYPP?

The RYPP is delivered by expert services trained by Respect. 

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Where is the RYPP delivered?

The RYPP is delivered across England. 

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I'm a parent looking for support, how can I access it?

We list a whole range of services on our specialist CAPVA services directory. These include the Respect Young People's Programme, along with other support services.

Access the directory

I'm from a service looking to commission training for staff, how do we find out more?

Take a look at our training page to find out more and book places.

Find out more about training

How is the RYPP working to support young people with additional needs?

Increasingly parents and partner organisations are reporting that children, young people and families require additional support where CAPVA is happening and the young person has additional needs.

We want to respond to the neurodiversity of the young people accessing the RYPP and have added variations on materials and additional exercises to support this. We will continue to do this, consulting with families and experts to ensure that the RYPP is a good fit for all the young people who need it.

All our programmes will be accompanied by a training package and the resources to deliver the interventions.

If you'd like more information about the RYPP, contact our young people's team here.

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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