MDAN (Male Domestic Abuse Network) is the national community and information network for practitioners supporting male victims. The ManKind Initiative charity manages, funds and owns the portal and MDAN.
It is aimed at domestic abuse professionals who require access to information about support services for male victims of domestic abuse. These professionals include those in police forces, local councils, clinical commissioning groups, solicitors, the third sector, policy makers and counsellors.
It has three clear aims:
- To create a national community and network for practitioners and professionals supporting male victims of domestic abuse or wish to find out more on how to. This will help to share best practice, research and professional experience
- To host and be responsible for the National Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Domestic Abuse
- To provide information about local and national services that support male victims of domestic abuse and their children as well as those organisations with refuge and safe house provision. To access the support services, you need to register and abide by a range of criteria set out: