Thursday 9 June 2016 | Friend’s House, London.

In recent years the sector has done much to improve the quality and consistency of service provision for male victims of domestic abuse.

This event showcased latest developments in the frontline, commissioning and research.

The overall focus of this event was on the improved responses from around the country for all male victims of domestic abuse. There were several presentations and workshops on initiatives to engage and respond to hard to reach groups of men, and the statutory as well as voluntary responses to these needs.

We would like to thank all speakers, workshop facilitators and, particularly, Julian, who shared his story with the delegates.

Keynote and Guest Speakers:

‘A male survivor’s journey’ – Julian, a male survivor shared his story about his abusive relationship and his help-seeking.

‘Developing Respect’s Male Victims Standards’- Davina James-Hanman, Independent Consultant.

‘Commissioning and Quality Standards’ – Natasha Plummer, Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime Representative.

‘Male victims and Honour Based Violence’ – Anup Manota, Karma Nirvana

‘A review of interventions in all settings for male victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse – preliminary findings’ – Dr Alyson Huntley PdD, Justice, Inequalities, and Gender Based Violence project, University of Bristol.

Respect Male Victims Event 9.06.16 keynote speakers presentations


IDVA and support services
Galop – Presentation – please note that the training materials in this presentation are copyrighted to Galop and should not be reproduced without explicit permission from Galop

Pathways to Support: Supporting Male Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse
Sonya McMullan | Women’s Aid Northern Ireland and James Knox, Men’s Advisory Project

Male victims of Forced Marriage: Reasons, Risks, Response
Sophie Lott | Forced Marriage Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office

The Wales Live Fear Free Helpline: Offering a  gender responsive helpline service
Ann Williams and Gwendolyn Sterk | Welsh Women’s Aid

Abused Men in Scotland and Rowan Alba partnership working: meeting the needs of male victims in Edinburgh
Aaron Slater | Abused Men in Scotland

Domestic homicide reviews and male victims: Links to overarching findings on mental health, adult safeguarding and carer relationships
Nicole Jacobs | Standing Together Against Domestic Violence and Nicola Sharp-Jeffs | CWASU

Working with men in a new age: webchat support service for male victims
Marya Goga  | Survivors UK

The Respect Male Victims’ Service Standards
Sara Kirkpatrick and Ippo Panteloudakis | Respect