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Our work with male victims of domestic violence

Respect has been supporting male victims of domestic violence since 2007 when we took over the management of the Men’s Advice Line and re-launched it as a UK-wide service on freephone 08088010327. Since then, we have helped thousands of male victims as well as frontline workers and concerned friends and family by phone and email. We have also published a Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence (second edition, 2013) and we offer a 1-day training course – for frontline workers who need skills and knowledge on working with male victims. In May 2014 we are launching an annual networking event for practitioners working with male victims of domestic violence.

  • Men’s Advice Line – helping male victims of domestic violence: a confidential and anonymous UK-wide helpline supporting men experiencing domestic violence (in heterosexual or same-sex relationships) by phone and email.
  • Training on working with male victims of domestic violence: a one-day course providing knowledge about the experiences of male victims of domestic violence including how these may differ from women’s experiences and information about the nature, scale and incidence of intimate partner violence against men. Participants practice using skills in responding appropriately to male victims and identify specific experiences and difficulties faced by men in same-sex relationships or men from BMER backgrounds.
  • Respect Male Victims event:a networking event for practitioners working with male victims of domestic violence. 
  • Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence: A comprehensive, free, resource for professionals working with men experiencing domestic violence. The purpose of the toolkit is to support and inform work with male victims.