We’ve been pioneering work to support male victims of domestic abuse from running a national helpline for male victims, the Men’s Advice Line, to developing a standard and accreditation programme for work with male victims.


Respect Male Victims Toolkit

The toolkit is designed to support frontline workers in their work with male victims. This work may be delivered from organisations supporting male victims or in any other setting where men might present as domestic abuse victims looking for information, advice and support.

Toolkit includes information from research, policy and practice experience with a wide range of men presenting as male victims at specialist and non-specialist services and men who have not sought help from anyone. It includes guidance for how to work with any man presenting in this way, including male victims; those in unhappy but not abusive relationships and perpetrators presenting as victims.

Male Victims Toolkit 

Male Victims Toolkit Assessment Form


Respect Male Victims' Standard

Accreditation for work with male victims of domestic abuse is based on a set of working principles outlined in the Respect Male Victims’ Standard which sets out service requirements for services supporting male victims of domestic abuse covering the model of work, management and service operation.

The Respect Male Victims’ Standard has been developed so that service users, funders, commissioners, policy makers and referring agencies, can be assured that a service that is accredited provides high-quality, safety-focused interventions.

For more information, click here.

The Respect Male Victims' Standard


Men's Advice Line

Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for male victims of domestic abuse.

We offer advice and emotional support to men who experience abuse, and signpost to other vital services that help keep them (and their children) safe.

Men’s Advice Line is for men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, and for those supporting them: concerned friends or family members, Frontline Workers assisting male victims, are all welcome to call us for information and support.

Call: 0808 8010327 or visit: mensadviceline.org.uk

Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, in Scotland, number SC051284 and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: Hubhub, 20 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4AB
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