Working with male victims of domestic abuse

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Course length: one day (09.30 – 16:00)

The course is designed to help frontline workers make best use of the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (3rd edition, 2019), so they can better support the men they work with.  

The Toolkit uses valuable insight and data analysis from over 31,000 calls to the Men’s Advice Lineand findings from practice, policy and research.    

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.

Course Objectives: 

  1. Develop understanding of key terms/concepts and legislation; 
  2. Understand the domestic abuse experiences of men and their help-seeking barriers; 
  3. Identify additional challenges and help-seeking barriers for GBT* men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds; 
  4. Learn to identify “who is doing what to whom and with what consequences”; 
  5. Learn how to use the brief assessment and the longer assessment tools;  
  6. Develop skills in assessing the risks to and needs of male victims; 
  7. Gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims 

 Who should attend? 

  • Frontline workers whose role is to support male victims of domestic abuse – in voluntary, statutory or private organisations; 
  • Workers who may come into contact with male victims occasionally, such as Housing Officers, Counsellors, Healthcare Practitioners etc; 
  • Policy makers, Commissioners and funders of services who need an in-depth understanding of the needs of male victims.    

Prior domestic abuse awareness training is essential 


Respect members: £100 + VAT

Non-members: £130 +VAT

Next available date:

10 March 2020


The Green House 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9DA

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