Founded in 1991, Respond is a national charity providing therapy and specialist support services to people with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced abuse, violence or trauma.

We are committed to bringing about positive change for our clients and their families, enabling them to lead richer and more resilient lives.

We provide a range of trauma-informed services for children, young people, adults and professionals. These include psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support services which aim to prevent abuse and equip individuals and their families to come to terms with their experiences and live more positive lives.

We also provide specialist training, supervision, reflective practice and consultancy to equip agencies and providers in developing and delivering trauma-informed services.

Rachel’s Story:

healing the hurt of sexual exploitation through therapy

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Respond's offices in London and the Midlands are now open and following from our learning from the pandemic, our staff have also now moved to hybrid working, continuing with some working days in the office and the remainder working from home.

Therefore we are now providing both in person and online services.  We ask that anyone with symptoms not to attend in person, but to let us know in advance so that we can offer online contact in these circumstances.

We recognise that whilst the government requirements have changed, we are still guided by recommendations in order to keep both our staff and our clients safe.