MOVE Ireland is a member of RESPECT – the UK association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated women’s services with members from the voluntary, private and statutory sectors from the UK, N. Ireland, and Ireland.
MOVE Ireland affiliates to the RESPECT ‘statement of principles and minimum standards of practice’ and will over the coming months prepare ourselves to apply for accreditation to the new RESPECT Standard to ensure quality of standards and practice and further help maximise the safety of women and their children.
MOVE’s Handbook of policies and procedures outlines protocols for work with male perpetrators of domestic violence and contact with women partners as per the RESPECT guidelines. All MOVE volunteers, facilitators, and staff must sign a declaration of commitment to good practice.
To become a MOVE Group
The MOVE process of Affiliation is where MOVE groups demonstrate criteria and compliances are in place and agree to adhere to the RESPECT guidelines and the MOVE Handbook of policies and procedures, and MOVE’s Rules and Bylaws document.
Associate groups agree a time frame and the support and resources required from MOVE Ireland to meet Full Affiliation.
Cosc – Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender based Violence – at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Cosc’s remit is to improve the delivery of a well coordinated effective response to domestic, sexual and gender based violence, including older people in Ireland. They do this by facilitating action for the prevention of these crimes, the protection of victims and the provision of services for those affected.
Established in June 2007, this Government Office represents a dynamic and innovative “whole of Government” response to domestic, sexual and gender based violence, and supports a multi-agency approach to domestic violence (an approach which research indicates helps to maximise victim safety).
MOVE (Men Overcoming Violence) groups provide intervention programmes for male perpetrators of domestic violence, are funded by Cosc, and work closely with them to promote a victim/survivor-centred approach to domestic violence