National Annual Conference

Ninth National Conference on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

“Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and the Impact on their Children”

Morning: 17 November 2021 (Weds): 9.30am – 12.30pm

By Zoom

CPD Accredited

(Free Entry)


Why attend

One in six-seven 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. The new Domestic Abuse Act, Statutory Guidance and coming Domestic Abuse strategy applies to male victims and their children.

This is the ninth annual national conference on male victims of domestic abuse hosted by the charity. It will focus on the:

  • Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s support for male victims
  • Latest academic research
  • Findings from male survivor courses
  • Hearing directly about the impact on the children of male victims

In 2019, over 100 delegates attended and 98% rated the conference as either excellent (87%) or good (11%). In 2020, 67% responded to say the conference was very likely to impact their work and 33% said it was likely.

The conference also meets the NICE Quality Standards on Domestic Abuse.

Who should attend

This is a CPD accredited conference aimed at professionals and practitioners who wish to find out how to support male victims or already work with domestic abuse male victims/survivors.

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

Those commissioning domestic abuse or similar services are very welcome too and this conference will help understand this key victim/survivor group.

CPD Accreditation

The conference is CPD accredited (three points)

Logo showing CPD accreditation

Speakers and programme 

  • Nicole Jacobs (Domestic Abuse Commissioner): Support for male victims
  • Dr Elizabeth Bates (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Cumbria): Summary of the latest research on male victims
  • Marilyn Selwood IDVA (Services Associate, ManKind Initiative): Experiences of the online ManKind Initiative Pattern Changing Course for survivors
  • Survivor Voice: “Male Victims and the impact upon children” interviews with a father, and, the former partner of a murdered father.


There is no cost to joining the conference.


Register in advance for this meeting: Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


9.30 start and 12.30 end

Timings of speakers to be confirmed, however, with the order is planned to be as above (see speakers and programme).

General Enquiries

Please email

Conference sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact Mark Brooks (Chair) via email