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Training to support male victims of domestic abuse

Please contact or call 01823 334229

We provide first class CPD accredited training to support male victims of domestic abuse for professionals, practitioners, organisations, agencies and employers.

The training has been created and is delivered by qualified sector leading professionals (IDVAs). It has been academically peer reviewed by the UK’s leading experts as well as male survivors.The charity has been running training for over 10 years.

It is created particularly for police force, local authorities, GP consortia, housing associations or third sector/voluntary organisations wishing to improve how they support male victims of domestic abuse. It is also ideal for those who want to create a service.

Organisations can have their own training sessions for their staff or can join a set training date which is available for any organisation.

Since 2010, we have trained, given presentations or spoken at conferences to over 100 organisations, a number of these are listed at the end of the page.

Who is it for?

  • Police Forces (including Police and Crime Commissioners)
  • NHS Services including NHS Trusts, Hospitals, GPs (and GP practices) and Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Housing Associations, Departments and Organisations
  • Local Councils (including Social Services, Community Safety Partnerships/Departments and Commissioning Professionals)
  • Crown Prosecution Service, Court Services, Probation Services, Solicitors and other Legal Professionals
  • Commissioners
  • Employers (we advised on the employer’s toolkit and are a member of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse )
  • Domestic Abuse Forums and Maracs
  • Domestic Homicide Review Chairs and Editors
  • Charities and other Providers of Domestic Abuse Services
  • Counsellors
  • Welfare and Community Groups

Why Do You Need Training?

One in six men suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime and one in every three victims are male. Organisations and practitioners working with domestic abuse victims are realising there is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive the support they need in their local community.

This also includes the need for statutory authorities to comply and meet their duties and requirements. This includes the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010 especially the Public Sector Equality Duty and the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

Trainer Led Training Course (CPD accredited – seven CPD points)

  • Created and delivered by qualified experienced experts for the UK’s leading charity focussing on male victims of domestic abuse.
  • Based on real-life experiences of male victims and front-line practitioners alongside the latest policy and academic research.
  • Excellent reviews and transparent feedback from delegates

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Training Course: Delivery Details  


We currently provide the following options

1) Virtual Trainer Led Training – two bite-sized modules (three hours each) and delivered via Zoom (or other platform if hosted by the client) and ideally aimed at up to 30 delegates (larger groups can be accommodated by prior agreement).

It is delivered over two different mornings or two different afternoons (or a combination) to reduce time away from the workplace

2) Face to Face Trainer Led Training – delivered over one day at an organisation’s workplace and ideally aimed at up to 25-30 delegates.

The cost is the same as online (plus accommodation/travel costs) and reduced rates are offered to Charities.

The course covers the following modules:

  • Module 1: Background and Statistics
  • Module 2: Domestic & partner abuse against men – what it looks like
  • Module 3: The signs of male domestic abuse
  • Module 4: Barriers & Stereotypes
  • Module 5: How to respond
  • Module 6: Supporting & Safety Planning
  • Module 7: Summary

The course has been as qualifying for  7 CPD points and we fully support the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Domestic Violence and Abuse Quality Standard (QS116): Quality Standard

Our training to support male victims of domestic abuse is aimed at helping organisations in meeting the Quality Standard.

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What Do Others Say?

In 2019, the police forces we trained rated our course as either Excellent
(70%) or Good (30%).

Feedback from professionals (2019):

  • “The day was very insightful. The content, I believe, made us all take a step back and think how we respond to male victims. Very informative and
    helpful” Police Officer
  • “Fantastic, brilliant training and should be provided to all.” Army Welfare Officer
  • “Great insight into the impact of domestic abuse on a male and how this
    can be magnified by the perception of men in society and how professional
    experience bias has an impact.” Local Council Officer

Presentations and Conference Speaking

We have a range of options ranging from a full one day training course, to speaking at conferences, giving short presentations and providing consultancy services to those setting up male victims services or adding men to their services.

For more details see our presentations page.

Contact and To Find Out More

Please contact or call 01823 334229.

Email is preferable

Our training leaflet can be found here: ManKind Initiative Training Leaflet

Organisations we have trained and/or given presentations to in 2019, 2020  and 2021 include:

NHS England – Barnsley Council – Bedfordshire CCG – British Army – Catch 22 (Prison Resettlement) – Chanel – Department for Work and Pensions – First Light DA Service – Gloucestershire Police – Gwent Police – Hafan Cymru DA Service –  Hertfordshire Police – Julian House DA Service – Kent Police – Male Psychology Network (UK) – Norfolk Police – North Staffordshire Mind – Northamptonshire Police – PDAS DA Service – PSS Liverpool – Royal Air Force – Royal Marines – Royal Navy -Sanctuary Supported Living – SSAFA -Staffordshire Police – Sussex Police – Swale Council – Through the Gate Prison Services – Trident Reach DA Service –  Unision – Victim Support

ManKind Initiative Domestic Abuse Support Service (MIDASS)

This training has been developed by the ManKind Initiative as part of its specialist Domestic Abuse Support Service (MIDASS)