Following additional funding from the Home Office, the Male Survivors Partnership in conjunction with LimeCulture CIC, is delighted to announce that 10 services will be able to apply, for free, to participate in the Independent Accreditation Programme for Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Violence in 2019.
Applications are welcomed from a range of voluntary and community sector services, statutory and private organisations, across England and Wales, who currently support male victims/survivors of sexual violence.
Organisations interested in applying for the accreditation process should apply via the LimeCulture website. If they provide more than one service, they should state the service they are applying to accredit.
Neil Henderson, chair and co-founder of Male Survivors Partnership and CEO of Safeline, who manages the National Male Survivors helpline, said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer these further opportunities for organisations who work with male survivors of unwanted sexual experiences, to go through the independent accreditation process. The Male Survivors Partnership is committed to improve the quality of service provision to male victims/survivors, in particular recognising their gender-based needs. By going through this process and implementing each of the Quality Standards it demonstrates an organisations commitment to deliver quality and consistency of service provision which is of huge value to male survivors.”
Jo Seward, Operations Director at LimeCulture, added:
“We have been overwhelmed by the response to the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence and the subsequent interest in the independent accreditation programme. Since launching earlier this year we have been asked to accredit an additional 21 organisations, and to be able to increase this by a further 10 is amazing.”
The Quality Standards, launched in January 2018, were developed for all services supporting male victims/survivors of sexual violence, including those services who also may also provide support to women and/or children too.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25th January 2019.
For further information on the standards and further guidance please visit the Male Survivors Partnership website – www.malesurvivor.co.uk or follow on Twitter – @MaleSurvivorUK or Facebook – @MaleSurvivorsPartnership or Instagram – @MaleSurvivorsPartnership