ManKind Initiative UK National Conference on male victims of domestic abuse: ‘Men are victims too’, 22 February 2012

February 2, 2012
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With one in six men likely to suffer domestic violence in their lifetime and one in three domestic abuse victims being male, there is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive support in their community from local organisations in the statutory, private or third sector. For statutory agencies it is a requirement (public sector equality duty) to ensure there is support available for male victims.

This conference will feature a range of professionals and academics working across the domestic abuse sector. They will highlight how you can help to ensure male victims and their children in your local community can be supported as well as explaining the experiences and barriers those victims face.

Conference Chair:

Ian McNicholl, domestic abuse survivor and Honorary Patron

This conference is being organised by the ManKind Initiative charity as one of its key aims is to help other organisations and people to provide support for male victims of domestic abuse.

Date:

22 February 2012 (10.00 to 17.00)

Venue:

The Albermarle Centre, Albemarle Road, Taunton, TA1 1BA www.albemarle-centre.co.uk

Taunton is very accessible and is on the main motorway network (M5) with car parking available nearby to the centre (tinyurl.com/784c8be). Taunton is also on the main train network with direct trains from London Paddington, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Devon/Cornwall and one change from South Wales. The centre is five minutes walk from the station.

Cost:

£75 per place for statutory agency, housing associations and private sector organisations. (£160 for three places)

£35 per place for (non-housing association) voluntary/third sector organisations. (£75 for three places)

Lunch/coffee included

Booking:

A booking form can be downloaded via www.mankind.org.uk/conference.html or by emailing .

You can just also register your interest via

Programme:

Available at www.mankind.org.uk/conference.html.

Source: Conference Programme (http://www.mankind.org.uk/pdfs/Conference%20leaflet%20final.pdf)

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