Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Boards

Advising and Supporting Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Boards

The ManKind Initiative’s team of qualified domestic abuse professionals are advising a number of Local Domestic Abuse  Partnership Boards on how to comply with their safe accommodation statutory duties (Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021) with respect to male victims of domestic abuse.  The charity is also giving presentations, accredited training and other support to them too.  

If you are a Tier 1 authority and require this type of support help, then please do contact the charity via training@mankind.org.uk or call 01823 334229

Support Guide: Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Boards

In conducting an inclusive needs assessment in order to meet the statutory requirements of the “Delivery of Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse, including Children, in Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Services” guidance, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has been clear that this includes male victims of domestic abuse and their children. 

We know Boards are ensuring that male and LGBT+ victims are included in their assessments (as the MHCLG has made clear) on unmet Safe Accommodation needs and the support needed within that accommodation. This includes those with children. However, we also know that finding information about their needs can be hard to find as so many do not come forward and are therefore not in the “system”. Many Boards’ Safe Accommodation strategies have said they need to find out more on how to support male victims of domestic abuse. 

We have developed this short guide with a range of suggestions to help Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Boards to identify male victims of domestic abuse and to help ensure their voices are heard. This includes after their strategies have been published and are operational.

Making Invisible Men Visible (Supporting Local Domestic Abuse Partnership Boards)