National Annual Conference

 

Eighth National Conference on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

  “Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse”

 Morning: 17 November 2020 (Tues) – 9.30am-12.30pm

Morning: 18 November 2020 (Weds) – 9.30am-12.30pm

 By Zoom

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CPD Accredited

 

Why attend

One in 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. The new Domestic Abuse Bill and its Statutory Guidance applies to male victims too!

This is the eighth annual national conference on male victims of domestic abuse hosted by the charity. Delegates will hear from a range of survivors alongside domestic abuse practitioners and academics who specialise in this field. In 2019, over 100 delegates attended and 98% rated the conference as either excellent (87%) or good (11%).

Survivors will speak candidly about their experiences – what happened to them, what support they received and how they have rebuilt their lives.

Speakers will highlight how you can help male victims and their children in your local community escape. This includes setting up male-victim friendly services, the experiences and lessons to be learned from running them. There will also be tips for running public communications.

Academics will set out their latest research findings including new research on male victims of coercive and controlling behaviour.

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 work with domestic abuse victims/survivors or wish to find our how to support male victims. 

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.

How the conference will help your role?

In 2019, 98% of delegates rated the conference

  • as excellent (87%) or good (11%) overall
  • was very likely (69%) or likely (29%) to impact the way they worked
  • was very likely (49%) or likely (49%) to impact how their organisation worked

The conference is CPD accredited (six points)

CPD Logo confirming accreditation

Day 1 (17 November)

Academics will set out their latest research findings including new research on male victims of coercive and controlling behaviour.

Survivors will speak candidly about their experiences – what happened to them, what support they received and how they have rebuilt their lives.

  • Dr Elizabeth Bates: Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
  • Dr Ben Hine: Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of West London
  • Male survivors (Paul and Tony), and, a mother and ex-partner of male victims

Day 2 (18 November)

Leading practitioners will highlight how you can help male victims and their children in your local community escape. This includes sessions on:

  • How to set up a refuge/safe house for male victims
  • The latest experiences supporting male victims during Covid-19
  • Pattern Changing online – how it works
  • Male Service Standards – what they are and what they aim to do
  • Running communication campaigns aimed at male victims

Speakers include:

  • Vesta Ryng: Managing Director, Phoenix WoMen’s Aid
  • Andy Rodwell: IDVA, Leeway Domestic Violence and Abuse Services
  • Lori Busch IDVA: Charity Manager, The ManKind Initiative
  • Marilyn Selwood IDVA: Services Associate, The ManKind Initiative
  • Mark Brooks OBE: Chair and communications/public policy expert
  • Others to be confirmed.

Costs

£28.50 including Booking Fee or £14.25 per day.

Bookings

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Programme

2020 Conference Programme (correct as at 12 11 2020) 

Booking Form

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Conference Booking Form (2020)

General Enquiries

Please email conference@mankind.org.uk

Conference sponsorship opportunities:

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