Conference

Every November, we hold a national conference specifically on supporting male victims of domestic abuse called: Surviving Domestic Abuse: Experiences, Services and Solutions. There are over 100 delegates at each conference and the last four have been held in Doncaster, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

The 2018 Conference leaflet can be found here:  Conference leaflet 2018 (final)

We will be deciding on the date and location (likely to be in the South West/Bristol area) in the summer.

If you are interested in receiving information on the 2019 conference when it is available, please email conference@mankind.org.uk 

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Why attend

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 sixth 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 the sixth annual conference (all previous five have been sold out) with places for over 100 delegates. The 2017 conference was CPD accredited (six points) and we are awaiting for confirmation for 2018.

Who should attend

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.

How the conference will help your role?

In 2017, 95% of the delegates said that the conference would help them in their role, specifically:

  • Hearing directly from survivors.
  • Help them create or improve services.
  • Enhancing their understanding of the emotional needs and support of male victims.
  • Access to research and statistics.
  • Enhancing their understanding of the barriers victims face.
  • How to provide refuge or safe places for male victims
  • How to scope male victim service provision and requirements.
  • Supporting male victim pattern changing

The content of the conference meets the NICE Quality Standards on domestic abuse.

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

 Conference sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact Mark Brooks (Chair) via email chairman@mankind.org.uk

 For stands and further information:

Please contact conference@mankind.org.uk or call 01823 334229

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