Home Office release details for ISVA focus groups

The Home Office are holding two focus groups for ISVAs. Details of the venues and timings are below.

MANCHESTER – Mercure Hotel on 19th October 2012 between  13:30 – 17:00

LONDON, Home Office HQ, 2 Marsham Street on 26th October 2012 between 13:30 – 17:00


LimeCulture understands that places are limited so ISVAs wishing to attend will need to act quickly.

Further information can be obtained from

Sean McGarry 
Interpersonal Violence: Policy and Delivery Team at the Home Office


Telephone No:  020 7035 3724      

New dates for Court Skills Training

Due to popular demand LimeCulture are delighted to announce further dates for Court Skills Training. This course is ideal for all front line professionals who might find themselves having to give evidence in criminal or civil proceedings.

About the training

More and more frequently ISVAs, Social Workers and other front line professionals are finding themselves in the court room giving evidence.

This dynamic and intensive 2-day training course will look at both criminal and civil proceedings, equipping delegates with the practical skills required to give evidence in court, including how to prepare for the evidence giving process, the criminal/civil process and completion of statements/reports for proceedings.

New Dates for 2013

26th/27th February 2013

Testimonial from our 2012 courses

‘I was recently called to give evidence at short notice and had no idea of what was expected of me. I wish I had done this course first. I feel so much more prepared now and whilst I know I will still be nervous I am sure I will be more confident than the last time’ – Crisis Worker

This training has given me so much confidence. I now feel well equipped and armed with the tools should I be needed for court in the future. Thank you LimeCulture for a really great 2 days’ –  ISVA

For further information or to book your place on this training course please contact info@limeculture.co.uk

3rd Annual Conference of the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses

On Saturday 8th September 2012 Kim LimeCulture’s Director of Training and Development was invited to chair the 3rd Annual Conference of the United Kingdom Association of Forensic Nurses at Staffordshire University. The conference entitled ‘Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll’ was attended by forensic nurses working with victims of sexual/domestic violence and within custody settings. The conference focused on substance misuse and insightful talks were given by Zoe Lodrick one of our LimeCulture trainers,Shannon Harvey from AVA and a range of other experts in the field. It was a brilliant event which was well received by all delegates.

In the last  three years this body of professionals has gone from strength to strength and we would encourage all forensic nurses working in this field to consider joining the association. They provide excellent networking opportunities, professional support and development.

Further information about UKAFN can be found at http://www.ukafn.org