Working with perpetrators: guidance for professionals

Created during the Covid-19 pandemic, this guidance is designed to support practitioners working with people at risk of using harm

The Covid-19 pandemic required big changes to the way practitioners worked. We created this guide to help and support practitioners in thinking about how you could alter practices and approaches during lockdowns and other restrictions to support people at risk of using harm.

This guidance contains suggestions for support, self-care and general safety planning. It also looks at what you need to consider and links to resources for help.

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To end domestic abuse, we must stop it at the root. We challenge perpetrators to change and we work to stop domestic abuse before it happens. We're actively building our evidence and understanding to develop approaches to prevent, identify and stop harmful behaviours.

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