ISVA Service Mapping – Frequently Asked Questions

LimeCulture are undertaking a mapping exercise of local Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) provision across England and Wales on behalf of the Independent Inquiry for Child Sexual Abuse. The mapping exercise will look at how ISVA services are provided and where, and also at the sort of organisations that are providing them. This is a unique opportunity to build a comprehensive picture of ISVA services and the essential work that they do.

We have pulled together the following information to provide ISVA Services with additional information about the Mapping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the mapping for?

LimeCulture are undertaking a mapping exercise of local ISVA provision across England and Wales on behalf of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The mapping exercise will look at how ISVA services are provided and where, and also at the sort of organisations that are providing them.

This will ensure information about ISVA services is as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible to support onward referral from the Central Referral Hub. It will also highlight service gaps in geographical coverage or service type to ensure that remote ISVA services can be offered by the Central Referral Hub where necessary.

 

Q. What information will be shared?

In order to support onward referrals from the Central Referral Hub the following information will be provided to ARCH Northeast

  • Service Name
  • Police Force
  • ISVA service telephone number
  • Area that is covered by service
  • Client Groups or specialisms

On completion of the Central Referral Hub contract ARCH Northeast will delete all the information held from this mapping exercise in accordance with Data Protection rules.

 

Q. What information will the Inquiry see?

The Inquiry team have commissioned LimeCulture Community Interest Company to undertake this mapping exercise and have seen the questionnaire.

The data received by LimeCulture will be used as part of the mapping exercise. When the mapping is complete, LimeCulture will provide a report to the Inquiry based on information provided by ISVA services which identifies ISVA provision across England and Wales. If necessary, LimeCulture will provide interim reports where information shows that there are geographical gaps in service or capacity issues which may affect the provision of ISVA services to clients.

LimeCulture will also use the information to determine whether ISVA services experience systemic patterns in difficulty with onward referrals and highlight this to the Inquiry.

Any data received by LimeCulture will be held securely in line with our Data Protection Policy and Confidentiality agreement with the Inquiry.

 

Q. How long will LimeCulture keep the information we provide?

LimeCulture will hold all information provided to it in accordance with its Data Protection policy. This means it will hold it for no longer than is necessary, and will hold the data securely.

 

Q. Is completion of this service mapping mandatory?

Completion of this questionnaire is not mandatory, however LimeCulture would like to encourage all ISVA services to provide the information. This is a unique opportunity to highlight the essential work of ISVAs, and to gain a better understanding of the ISVA workforce.

 

The Mapping questionnaire has already been sent to over 100 ISVA services across England and Wales. However, we want to ensure that we include every ISVA service in this important piece of work. If your organisation provides an ISVA Service, and you have not heard from us, please contact us as soon as possible. Please email info@limeculture.co.uk and we will send you a questionnaire.

 

LimeCulture is the leading provider of ISVA Training, having trained over 250 ISVAs since 2011. We do not provide ISVA Services, we support them!  LimeCulture CIC is not a commercial organisation, it is a not-for-profit social enterprise. 

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