Workers can now refer men living in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County experiencing domestic violence and abuse at any risk level (standard, medium or high) to Equation’s men’s service. Men can also refer themselves.


Who can be referred?

  • Men aged 16 or over living in Nottingham city
  • Men aged 18 or over living in Nottinghamshire county
  • Men experiencing domestic violence and abuse at standard, medium and high levels of risk

How to make a referral

1. Get a referral form

Please download a referral form here -> 

2. Complete the referral form and return securely via email

For high risk cases:

Please email our IDVA Service secure email:

For standard risk and medium risk referrals (non police)

Please use either the secure or non-secure email address below


Non Secure:


What support does Equation offer for men?

This service will provide time-limited support to men who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

  • Risk assessment will be undertaken to identify risk of harm to the client using a DASH RIC form (you may already have completed one of these as part of your support).
  • The type of support provided will be identified against risk level and need.
  • Support may include practical and emotional assistance, and signposting to other specialist services such as counselling
  • Assessment will be made to ensure that work with the individual is appropriate and safe.

Equation operates structured safeguarding and assessment protocols in its work with men.


What else do you need to do?

If you are working with a man you have assessed as high risk you need to follow MARAC procedures.  If you are unsure what this means, please contact Equation’s service for men on 0115 960 5556 and we will talk you through the process.

0115 960 5556

For referrals and agency enquiries Mon-Fri 9.30-16.30 (excluding bank holidays) or email: 

0808 801 0327

If you need help and live outside Nottinghamshire, call the national  Men’s Advice Line

0808 802 4040

If you're hurting your partner or being abusive, call the national Respect helpline

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