Working with male victims of domestic violence

One in six men is a victim of domestic violence and abuse.

Respect’s male victims training course offers professionals the opportunity to gain the understanding and skills needed to work with male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

This course is led by highly skilled trainers who have specialist knowledge of male victims, and are passionate about ensuring that work with male victims is safe and effective.

To book your place on one of our open access courses, or to find out when the next training course is taking place, have a look at our training calendar now.

You can also commission private courses to be delivered to larger groups. To find out more about commissioned courses please call our Training Officer on 020 7549 0585.

Find out more about our male victim training course below:

Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

Training Course Overview

This course aims to increase participants’ knowledge about male victims of domestic violence and abuse and their experiences, including how male victims’ experiences may differ from women’s experiences, and information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men. The course teaches participants the skills they need to identify male victims, and respond appropriately to their needs.

Each participant is given a hard copy of the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Violence.

What will I learn?

Participants on this course will learn how to identify male victims of domestic violence and abuse and respond to their needs using the Respect Male Victims Toolkit. The course aims to:

  • Learn about the experiences of male victims
  • Understand how to assess men’s needs
  • Learn how to respond to male victims’ needs
  • Learn how to assess who is doing what to whom
  • Practice assessing and managing risk in work with male victims

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at:

  • Sector workers looking for an introduction to male victims
  • Professionals who come into contact with male victims occasionally, such as social workers, Cafcass officers, counsellors, healthcare workers etc.
  • Practitioners who want to provide a frontline service for male victims of domestic violence and abuse

Course length

One day


Open Access Training Individual

Respect members: £100 + VAT

Individual non-members: £130 +VAT

Commissioned Courses

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