Chief Executive Officer of Survivors Manchester and co-founder of the Male Survivors Partnership, Duncan Craig, was delighted to be able to present a talk to ISVA’s, ISVA Managers, CPS, Senior Strategic leads, and Home Office and Ministry of Justice Representatives on the development of the partnership and the Male Service Standards programme.
Introduced by ex Solicitor General and current Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, Duncan spoke to delegates about the important reason why the Male Survivors Partnership was born and the need to create quality assured framework for services to work from when supporting boys and men.
Since the football scandal broke and Andy Woodward, Steve Walters, Chris Unsworth and many others stepped forward, we have seen a significant increase in requests for support in services working with males. Our colleagues at Safeline who are also co-founders of the MSP, who run the National Male Survivor Helpline, have seen the number of calls from men sky rocket yet the funds to support the increase in calls hasn’t grew. Men and boys deserve quality assured support and I know that the standards programme will be a way to ensure they get it.
The first major part of the project is now ended and the survey is now closed. Project Manager, Tom Leavesley, and team are now working through the data to analyse the results and extract the important and salient points for further discussion.