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Information for professionals

Professionals in many sectors from health to housing to education may be working with men affected by interpersonal violence and abuse. You can help them get support so they don’t have to deal with it alone.

Here you can find information on referrals and training, and download or order publicity material to share in your spaces.

If you can’t find what you need, please contact us.

Ask Marc:

IDVA, ISVA and stalking services

Ask Marc is a project of Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA), which is the commissioned IDVA provider for Sandwell Council, Dudley Safe and Sound, and Walsall Council.

BCWA is commissioned to provide ISVA services across Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton by the Ministry of Justice and West Midlands OPCC, and stalking services across the West Midlands by the West Midlands OPCC.

Ask Marc provides a dedicated pathway to support for men, provided by specialist workers. Ask Marc’s IDVA, ISVA and stalking services are integrated with local safeguarding including MARAC and MASH.

Making a referral

If you would like to refer someone you are working with, please use our referral form which includes details of our secure email. You can also call us on 0121 553 0090. You will need consent from the person involved to refer to us; you can use this website and the leaflets below to talk to them about how we can help.

Briefings and training

We offer a range of briefings and training to professionals on domestic abuse, “honour”-based violence and forced marriage, stalking and rape and sexual violence, and how these issues affect men and boys.

We have online and face-to-face training options. We can also attend your team meetings to offer briefings and discuss referral pathways.

Please email us at to find out more.

Leaflets and posters

You can download Ask Marc leaflets and posters below. If you would like us to send you print to display in your settings, please fill in our online order form.

More about Black Country Women’s Aid

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an independent charity which has supported survivors of abuse and exploitation in the West Midlands for 30 years.

BCWA’s diverse range of services include: domestic abuse refuge and community support; rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse support; forced marriage and honour based violence support; children and young people’s services; therapeutic services; and women’s justice services. BCWA holds the Women’s Aid National Quality Standard 2020-2025.

We believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse.
We listen, we support, we care.

To find out more about Black Country Women’s Aid, visit

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Contact us for further support and enquiries 0121 289 6402