The number of services supporting male identified victims/survivors of sexual violence has increased over recent years. In part, this is due to organisations responding to male identified victims/survivors who want to access support but is also a result of the drive by commissioners to ensure services that are equitable to all genders in their local communities.
As services for male identified victims/survivors are developed, it is crucial that they are able to meet the specific needs of their clients.
In 2017, MSP commissioned LimeCultureCIC, the UK’s leading sexual violence training and development organisation to research, develop and implement quality standards for services supporting male identified victims/survivors of sexual violence, including an independent accreditation and monitoring process.
The purpose of these quality standards is to improve the consistency of service provision for male victims/survivors. The overall aim of the quality standards is to create a framework and benchmark that can be used to develop and improve the quality of service provision to male victims/ survivors, in particular recognising their gender based needs.
It is intended that the quality standards will be available to any professional, service provider, client or commissioner who wishes to access them to further the improvement of support for male victims/survivors. Before downloading the quality standards, you will be required to provide some information so that we can monitor the uptake of the quality standards.
During 2018/19, LimeCulture CIC will trial a programme of accreditation, monitoring and support with services providers wishing to adopt and implement the quality standards. The funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation England and Wales will allow up to 10 organisations to become part of the trial and achieve a quality ‘kite mark’ once they are able to evidence they meet the standards. This will include a package of support for those not currently compliant with the standards who could benefit from tailored support in order to meet them.
This ground-breaking project has beenLloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales. Launched in 2016, – Transform Fund this fund aims to stimulate innovation and improvements in the domestic and sexual abuse sectors.enabled by an award of £85,000 from the