Training course overview

This self-paced  training course is designed to help frontline workers support male victims of domestic abuse. 

Participants will identify the domestic abuse experiences of male victims and the barriers to help-seeking; and learn how to use the Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, so they can better meet the needs of the men they work with.  This training course is CPD accredited (March 2020)

Please note that this interactive, dynamic training is conducted on an online learning platform and is self-paced - it is not trainer-led. The course should take around 6 - 8 hours to complete. The content of this training has been organised into small units, making learning effective and enjoyable. 

Learners will have access to the training platform for 1 month following their enrolment. 

Training course objectives

- Develop understanding of key terms/concepts and legislation; 

- Understand the domestic abuse experiences of men and their help-seeking barriers;

- Identify additional challenges and help-seeking barriers for GBT* men or men from specific ethnic backgrounds;

- Develop skills in assessing the risks to and needs of male victims, using Respect’s “who is doing what to whom and with what consequences” model and the assessment tools (brief and longer) from Respect’s Toolkit; 

- Gain skills in responding appropriately to male victims

Training course level 

Level 2: Skills-based training. 

Intermediate course that builds on prior knowledge and skills on the subject, designed to enhance your understanding and skills

Who is this course suitable for?

- Frontline workers whose role is to support male victims of domestic abuse in voluntary, statutory or private organisations (such as Domestic Abuse Practitioners, IDVAs, Social Workers, Police Officers);

- Workers who come into contact with male victims occasionally, such as Housing Officers, Counsellors, 

- Healthcare Practitioners etc; 

- Policy Officers, Commissioners and funders of services who need an in-depth understanding of the needs of male victims.    

- Prior domestic abuse awareness training or work experience  is essential.  


Respect member

Credit/debit card payment: £65 inc. VAT 
Manual payment instruction: £68 inc. VAT (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies to manual payments - payment must be received before the training starts)


Credit/debit card payment: £105 inc. VAT 
Manual payment instruction: £110.00 (a 5% surcharge for administration time applies to manual payments - payment must be received before the training starts)

If you wish to pay manually, or if you have any queries, please email [email protected]

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Non-member £105.00
Respect member £65.00
Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, in Scotland, number SC051284 and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: VAI Second Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
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