5th National Conference on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

 “Surviving Domestic Abuse: Experiences, Services and Solutions”

21st November 2017 

(9.00am registration – 4.30pm finish)

                                     National Council For Voluntary Organisations                                                                             8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL                                                    Behind King’s Cross & St Pancras International Stations

Conference Sponsor: TBC

One in every six men in Britain will suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime whilst one in every three domestic abuse victims are male. There is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive male-victim friendly support and responses from organisations in the statutory, private and third sectors – at a local, regional and national level. This includes ensuring statutory, safeguarding and equality obligations are met.

This is the fifth national conference the charity has held. Delegates will hear from a range of survivors, professionals and academics working across the domestic abuse sector.

They will  highlight how you can help ensure male victims and their children in your local community escape. This includes setting up male-victim friendly services and public communications campaigns through to explaining the experiences and barriers these victims face. The academics will also set out their latest research findings.

This is a CPD accredited course (six points) is available for attendees and the conference meets the NICE Quality Standards on domestic abuse.


Speakers Confirmed so far

  • Ian McNicholl (Conference Chair, Survivor and Ambassador, The ManKind Initiative )
  • 3 x male survivors of domestic abuse
  • Dr Elizabeth A. Bates (Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria)
  • Dr Nicola Graham-Kevan (Director at Forensic Psychological Solutions & Reader in the Psychology of Aggression, University of Central Lancashire)
  • DR Ben Hine, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of West London
  • Lori Busch IDVA (Charity Manager, The ManKind Initiative)
  • Marilyn Selwood IDVA (Domestic Abuse Service Manager)
  • Mark Brooks MCIPR (Chair, The ManKind Initiative)
  • Dan Bell (Former BBC Journalist)
  • Refuge/Safe House provider (TBC)

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 service and helpline for male victims
  • 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, the health service (including GP’s, nurses and ambulance service), housing associations, victim support, anti-social behaviour, men’s health and welfare, equality & diversity, voluntary/third sector, academics, students  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): 

  • £50 student delegate rate.
  • £85 per delegate for (non-housing association) voluntary/third sector/private individuals and £235 for three delegates.
  • £100 per delegate for statutory agencies, housing associations and private sector and £265 for three delegates.

Booking form

Conference Booking Form (2017)

Further information and register your interest:

For further information, please contact or call 01823 334229

Conference Leaflet

Conference Leaflet

 Conference sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact Mark Brooks (Chair) via email

 For stands:

Please contact or call 01823 334229

The charity is a supporter of the national UK Says No More Campaign: