The Male Quality Standards Independent Accreditation Programme is now open for application

LimeCulture is delighted to announce the Independent Accreditation Programme for the Male Survivors Partnership’s Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence is now accepting applications for the 13th wave of services seeking the Quality Mark.

The Wave 13 application window will close on Friday 3 May 2024. 

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Why adopt the standards? 

Research and experience show that males still face significant challenges in both disclosing sexual violence and seeking support, whether for recent or non-recent abuse.

The MSP’s nationally recognised Male Quality Standards, developed in collaboration with victims/survivors, providers and commissioners, provide a clear robust framework to develop and improve the quality and consistency of support services for male victims/survivors.

LimeCulture’s Independent Accreditation Programme allows services to benchmark the quality of their provision for male victims/survivors of sexual violence against the standards to demonstrate that they are accessible and engaging, respond to the specific needs of males, and are robustly governed.

This gives service providers, their commissioners/funders, and most importantly their clients, confidence in the services they deliver. LimeCulture has been delighted to work with more than 50 counselling, therapeutic, ISVA, emotional, practical and university services supporting male victims/survivors to achieve the Quality Mark since the programme was launched in 2018.

Imran Manzoor, Head of Service at Breaking the Silence, from Wave 9, said:

In achieving the Quality Standards our service saw a thorough and wholesale improvement in the management and delivery of our service. We have received legitimacy from mainstream bodies and a surge in referrals since achieving the Quality Mark.”

Deborah Hooton, Operations Manager, Nottinghamshire SVSS, from Wave 8, said:

“We wanted to ensure that we reached all survivors, in particular the males who made up 9% of our case load, so we embarked on the process to achieve the Male Quality Standards to ensure that males were aware that our services were quality assured and open to them. LimeCulture were very supportive throughout. Whilst the process involved was intense at times it provided an opportunity to review our services and address any barriers that males may experience. Having the Quality Mark has resulted in the proportion of males accessing our service increasing from 9% at commencement of the process to 14% today.”

Join the new wave

Contact by Friday 3 May to express your interest in Wave 13. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Our Accreditation Managers will discuss your service’s circumstances and provide a tailored quotation.

Please note, services enrolling will need to be available for an online, half-day Accreditation Workshop on 21 May 2024.

Find more information about the Accreditation Programme, fees, and our Terms and Conditions here.

All services currently holding the Quality Mark can be found on our Public Register of Accredited Services here.

Open for application: Whole School Approach to Sexual Misconduct Programme

LimeCulture is delighted to open applications for schools and colleges to join our Summer Term Wave for our Whole School Approach to Sexual Misconduct Programme.

Sam Whyte, Director of Sexual Violence and Education at LimeCulture, said:

“Over the last two years, we at LimeCulture have worked with over 30 state and independent schools to implement our Sexual Misconduct Liaison Officer (SMLO)  model and almost 80 schools to equip teachers to deliver preventative education across all Key Stages. It’s fantastic to hear about the real day-to-day difference SMLOs are making in our schools.

We’re excited to continue rolling out our accredited programme to transform the response to sexual misconduct in education, and to work hand in hand with even more schools to build a safer culture for students and staff.”

LimeCulture’s specialist response is specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with schools’ existing statutory obligations around safeguarding children and young people and to support schools in meeting new expectations from Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate around their response to sexual harassment in education..

Join our Summer Term Wave

4 places are available on our Summer Term Wave. They will be allocated to schools on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications close on 28 March 2024.

Schools and colleges joining the summer term wave will take part in a comprehensive programme of training and support with LimeCulture.

This begins with a Strategic Workshop to support the embedding of the Sexual Misconduct Liaison Officer (SMLO) model in their school, followed by tailored support to establish the response.

Our expert trainers will then visit each school to deliver our three-day SMLO Development Programme, and the Train the Teacher: Preventing Sexual Misconduct in Education Programme (tailored to the relevant Key Stages).

To express an interest and receive a bespoke quotation, or simply find out more, contact the LimeCulture team at

More information about the full package of support, including fees, can be found in our   LimeCulture | Embedding A Whole School Approach Information Guide