As the first Programme Management Board of 2018 commences, the PMG and Lime Culture CIC reflect on coming to the end of the 1st year of this incredible project.
Without a doubt, this first year has surpassed expectations and whilst we have achieved what we set out to and are perfectly on track with regards to the original project plan and on budget too, the quality of what Lime Culture CIC have produced is far greater than we expected.
Opening the PMG, Duncan Craig of Survivors Manchester thanked Lime Culture’s Tom, Becky and Steph for all of their hard work and input into this project and congratulated them on the production of the Male Service Standards and supplementary documents such as the desktop review, and accreditation documents. These sentiments were very much echoed by PMG members, Neil Henderson (Safeline), Martyn Sullivan (Mankind) and Andy Connelly (Survivors UK). Read more
The 2nd Programme Management Group (PMG) for the Lloyds Bank Foundation funded ‘Male Service Standards’ Project and once again, the Male Survivors Partnership is grateful to Savills in Birmingham for providing us with a meeting room.
Duncan Craig, Chair of the PMG, opened the meeting and thanked colleague, Neil Henderson for once again arranging for the meeting to happen at Savills.
The board read through the minutes of the last PMG, which took place on 05.07.17, and all agreed they were accurate representation of the meeting. Read more
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. Read more
In association with the Male Survivors Partnership, LimeCulture CIC have formally launched the Male Survivors Survey and we are looking to collect the thoughts, reflectons and oppinions of male survivors across the UK.
If you are a male survivor of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, or sexual violation of any kind, are over 18 years old, we want to hear from you.
All responses to this survey will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully anonymised. You (or the responses you provide) will not be identifiable as part of this project. Read more
Providers and Commissioners Meeting
Yesterday, Lime Culture CIC hosted two research engagement events, the first with providers of services for survivors and the second with commissioners of these services, as part of the male service standards project.
Stephanie Reardon, Joint Chief Executive of LimeCulture CIC, opened the day by welcoming all and introducing the session agenda. This was followed by Duncan Craig, Chief Executive of Survivors Manchesterand one of the founders of the Male Survivors Partnership, giving an overview of the history of MSP and explaining the governance arrangements of this particular project. Read more
The first meeting of the Male Survivors Partnership (MSP) Programme Management Group (PMG) was held in Birmingham yesterday to monitor the progress of the development of quality standards for services supporting male survivors of sexual violence.
Chaired by Survivors Manchester’s CEO, Duncan Craig, the PMG consisted of founding MSP members: Survivors UK’s CEO – Andy Connolly; Mankind’s CEO – Martyn Sullivan; and Safeline’s CEO – Neil Henderson.
As the MSP have commissioned LimeCulture CIC to undertake the research, development and delivery of the Quality Standards, LimeCulture’s Joint CEO, Stephanie Reardon; Programme Manager, Becky Dewey-York; and Project Manager, Tom Leavesley; were in attendance at the meeting, leading the MSP through a full agenda that included the background to the project, the key deliverables, male survivor/commissionaire and professional engagement, the project plan, budget and risk register. Read more
The Male Survivors Partnership is delighetd to announce that Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, has awarded the partnership an £85,000 grant to develop quality standards for services for male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
The two-year project, beginning May 2017 will see the development of new quality standards created and rolled out nationally across the UK. Crucially, the funding will also enable an accreditation process to sit along side the quality standards. This funding will be used to support up to 10 organisations to meet the quality standards and reach full accreditation by 2019. Read more
Survivors Manchester, Mankind UK, Safeline and Survivors UK, are delighted to announce that they will be actively working in partnership to create a shared space in the sexual violence sector that will actively promote and develop better support for male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
Over the past 40 years there has been some great collaborations between people and organistions, particularly with the birth of Rape Crisis England and Wales in 1973, a model of working together that has supported girls and women and one that everyone should learn from.
However support for boys and men has been sparce and at best, ad-hoc. Read more