Wave 9 of the Quality Standards for ISVA Services is now open!

LimeCulture is today opening a new application window for ISVA services wishing to join the Independent Accreditation Programme for the Quality Standards for ISVA Services.

The Quality Standards for ISVA Services aim to ensure every victim and survivor of sexual violence can access a high-quality, well managed ISVA service wherever they are in the country, and whether or not they have chosen to engage with the criminal justice system. The standards provide a benchmark for services to monitor their provision against, and describe the core elements required for the delivery of a safe and effective ISVA service.

To achieve the Quality Mark, ISVA services participating in the three-year programme must demonstrate how their service meets the expectations set out in the Quality Standards for ISVA Services.

Jade Revill-Ross, Advocacy and Service Development Manager at SAIL Derbyshire said:

We chose to complete the LimeCulture Accreditation Programme to help enhance our service provision, build and develop robust policies and procedures, to embed quality standards from the outset, and unify the work we do under the quality standards, ensuring consistency in provision.

 It has been a fantastic journey and LimeCulture were extremely supportive throughout. Whilst our ISVA service is small, we were able to enrol. It also allowed us to see what we did well, and explore critically where there were gaps, or improvements could be made. The Quality Mark helps funders, trustees, referrers, commissioners and most importantly our clients have trust and faith in the quality of our service provision. The process also allows us to continually think critically and progressively measure what we do against the benchmark of the quality standards.

Sam Whyte, LimeCulture’s Sexual Violence Director, said:

“We all know the difference a brilliant ISVA can make to a victim/survivor of sexual violence, and how critical independent, well-managed services are in enabling this. Time and time again, we see how the Quality Standards for ISVA Services build confidence in the ability of ISVA services to meet the needs of their clients through delivering safe and effective support –  I’m therefore delighted to open up Independent Accreditation Programme today to a new cohort of ISVA services supporting adults and children and young people.” 

 The Quality Standards for ISVA Services were developed by LimeCulture in collaboration with victims/survivors of sexual violence, ISVAs, service providers and commissioners in 2018.

New ISVA services enrolling in the programme will join the 51 services that already hold the Quality Mark or who are working towards it.

To apply

Contact accreditation@limeculture.co.uk to apply to join the Independent Accreditation Programme, or request a bespoke quotation for your service/s.

Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The application window closes on Tuesday 2nd May 2023.

 Services enrolling into the Programme will need to attend the virtual Accreditation Workshop on the morning of Wednesday 10 May.

You can find more information about the programme, costs, and our Terms and Conditions here.