5th National Conference on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

 ‘Surviving Domestic Abuse: Stories, Services and Solutions’

21st November 2017 

                                     National Council For Voluntary Organisations                                           (8 All Saints Street London N1 9RL –  behind King’s Cross Station)

Conference Sponsor: TBC

One in every six men in Britain will suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime and one in every three domestic abuse victims are male. There is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive support and responses from organisations in the statutory, private and third sector, at a local, regional and national level.

This is not just to ensure compliance with the law such as the Care Act 2014 and also the news laws on coercive and controlling behaviour. It also applies to the Public Sector Equality Duty also requires all statutory organisations ensure there is appropriate support  available to male victims and their children.

2017 will see the fifth national conference the charity has held  and delegates at the Conference will hear from a range of survivors, professionals and academics working across the domestic abuse sector. They will deliver thought provoking presentations whilst highlighting how you can help to ensure male victims and their children in your local community can be supported, as well as explaining the experiences and barriers these victims face.

Speakers Confirmed so far

  • Dr Elizabeth A. Bates (University of Cumbria)
  • Lori Busch IDVA (The ManKind Initiative)
  • Dr Nicola Graham Kevan (University of Central Lancashire)

Sessions will include:

  • The lived experiences of male victims and their children
  • Pattern changing for male victims
  • Running a refuge/safe house for male victims
  • Running a drop in and helpline
  • Female perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Societal attitudes towards male victims
  • Running communication campaigns aimed at men

Who should attend?

Those working in community safety, public health, social services, domestic abuse, the legal system (police, solicitors, CPS, probation), adult and children safeguarding, health, housing associations, health service, victim support, anti-social behaviour, men’s health and welfare, equality & diversity, voluntary/third sector, academics and researchers.

Venue: National Council For Voluntary Organisations, (8 All Saints Street London N1 9RL –  behind King’s Cross Station)

Costs (including lunch and tea/coffee): TBC

Further information and register your interest:

For further information, please contact or call 01823 334229

 Conference sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact, Mark Brooks (Chair) via email

 For stands:

Please contact or call 01823 334229