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Support services for perpetrators of abuse/abusers

Help and resources for those worried about how they are treating their partner or family member and want to stop.

Being controlling and abusive is a choice of the abuser. They are the only ones who can stop their behaviour. If they do not want to change then they will continue to be abusive. Addiction, redundancy or witnessing abuse as a child are not causing the perpetrator to be abusive. There is no excuse for domestic abuse. 

If you are being abusive to someone you love or have once loved, you can change your behaviour. You can do this by accessing support.

Support organisation

Positive Change Service (PCS)

Work with children who have lived with family conflict, parents who have experienced abuse and parents who’ve been abusive. They deliver programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence, their female partners/ex-partners, and their children.

The children’s and mum’s weekly programmes run parallel over 12 weeks and the dad’s programmes run over 20 weeks. The family needs to be linked in some way to Children’s Social Care and professionals making the referral need to have consent from the family.

Tel: 020 7364 3015


For consultancy and risk, Kate Iwi: 07714329550

Email: Kate.Iwi@towerhamlets.gov.uk

For Referrals to PCS:

Email: eafc.referrals@towerhamlets.gov.uk





Offers a confidential helpline offering advice, information and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive to their partners. Trained advisors help and advise men who abuse their female partners (straight or bi), men who abuse their male partners (gay or bi), women who abuse their partners and frontline practitioners working with domestic violence perpetrators.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm

Tel: 0808 802 4040

Email: info@respectphoneline.org.uk


Domestic Violence Intervention Project

Support for individuals who have been violent to their partner. Female partners of those accepted on to a programme will be offered services.

Tel: 020 7633 9181

Email: dvip.info@richmondfellowship.org.uk

Violence Prevention Programme Email: dvip.vpp@richmondfellowship.org.uk


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VAWG service directory

You can find lots of other useful services on the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) service directory homepage.