Think Your Child is Safe in School?

As the Forum has highlighted previously your child is not safe in school, not anywhere, and here’s an indication of the crazy things teachers think is acceptable. Don’t think they aren’t doing this to your child either.

An Empirical Approach to Innovations in Intimate Partner Violence Policy


Watch this excellent presentation by one of the world’s leading authorities on IPV and understand how the Public Authorities such as the Police, NHS, Council’s are squandering £100,000’s on targeting the wrong people as perpetrators of IPV, demonstrating they are more interested in political agendas than actually helping the lives of real people of #Bedfordshire.

Conference on Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Forum is pleased to promote this event:

‘Surviving Domestic Abuse: Experiences, Services and Solutions’

16 November 2016

(Walsall Football Club, Birmingham)


One in every six men in Britain will suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime and one in every three domestic abuse victims are male. There is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive support in their community from local organisations in the statutory, private and third sector. The Public Sector Equality Duty also requires all statutory organisations to ensure there are appropriate support mechanisms available to male victims and their children.

Delegates at the Conference will hear from a range of survivors, professionals and academics working across the domestic abuse sector. They will deliver thought provoking presentations whilst highlighting 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 these victims face.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Elizabeth A. Bates (University of Cumbria)
  • Lori Busch IDVA (The ManKind Initiative)
  • Dr Ben Hine (University of West London)
  • Marc Linton (Home Group/Stonham Housing)
  • Donna Shepherd (Montgomery Family Crisis Centre)
  • Dr Abigail Thornton (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Two male survivors of domestic abuse

Sessions will include:

  • Pattern changing for male victims
  • Running a refuge/safe house for male victims
  • Running a drop in and helpline
  • Female perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • The lived experiences of male victims and their children
  • Societal attitudes towards male victims


This is the fourth national conference that the ManKind Initiative has held with 120 attending in Doncaster last year.

Who should attend?

Those working in community safety, public health, social services, domestic abuse, the legal system (police, solicitors, CPS, probation), adult and children safeguarding, health, housing associations, health service, victim support, anti-social behaviour, men’s health and welfare, equality & diversity, voluntary/third sector, academics and researchers.


Walsall Football Club, Banks’s Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, Birmingham, WS1 4SA (9.30am to 4.30pm)

The venue is very well served by rail and road. The venue is in close proximity to Junction 9 of the M6 and has plenty of free on-site parking. It is next to Bescot railway station which has connections from Birmingham New Street.


Costs (including lunch and tea/coffee):


  • £30 student delegate rate (£75 for three student delegates)
  • £60 per delegate for (non-housing association) voluntary/third sector/private individuals (£140 for three delegates).
  • £90 per delegate for statutory agencies, housing associations and private sector (£225 for three delegates).

Booking Form:

Click here

Conference leaflet:

Click here


Further information:

For further information, please contact or call 01823 334229


Conference sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact, Mark Brooks (Chair) via email on


For stands:

Please contact or call 01823 334229



UK Men’s Day

For a list of events taking place on 19 November 2016 in the UK as part of International Men’s Day please visit the UK Men’s Day website.


International Men's Day

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day

There will be a march in London on 19 November 2016 in recognition of International Men’s Day.

Link to Face book page

If you are interested in attending and want to travel with others then go to the contact page and let us know.

We’ll try to arrange something to suit people’s circumstances. If you have a proposal then let us know.

Look forward to meeting you.

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