We’ve been asked to share details of a survey on for male victims of domestic violence and we’d be very grateful if you’d take part (your responses will be anonymous):
Evidencing Domestic Violence: Men, Legal Aid and family disputes
‘Domestic Violence’ (DV) is defined by the UK Government as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members. DV includes emotional, psychological, financial, sexual as well as physical abuse.
The survey asks if you sought a legal remedy to safeguard yourself and/or your children, whether you applied for legal aid and whether you had evidence to support an application. If you did not seek a legal remedy to protect yourself, please still complete the survey as best you can and explain why not. We understand that some victims still believe that as a man, you won’t be taken seriously and it is important your voice is heard too.
Domestic violence against men often goes unreported. We believe that gender shouldn’t affect the help and support that victims of violence receive and more needs to be done to support male victims. No one should go without support.
If you’re currently experiencing violence and a man or a woman, please see our guide on Domestic Violence.