Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence

Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence

In 2017 the Male Survivors Partnership (MSP), a network of organisations supporting male victims/survivors of sexual violence, commissioned LimeCulture CIC to research, develop and implement Quality Standards for services supporting male victims/survivors of sexual violence. This ground-breaking project was enabled by an award of £85,000 from the Lloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales Transform Fund

The Quality Standards aim to improve the consistency of service provision for male victims/survivors. They provide a clear robust framework that can be used to develop and improve the quality of service provision to male victims/survivors, in particular recognising their gender-based needs.

Download the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence 

Go to Frequently Asked Question_- Male Quality Standards February 2022

The Guidance for Commissioners and Providers Supporting Implementation of the Quality Standards for Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence is also available at the Male Survivors Partnership website.

“Pursuing independently accredited best practice quality standards is a strategic priority for Safeline. We are an inclusive organisation and want to ensure any survivor accessing our services gets the support they want and need. The Male Quality Standards (MQS) are critical to delivering that goal.

“Comparing our service against best practice standards immediately identified numerous opportunities to improve our support for male survivors. External verification that our support for male survivors meets the MQS has led to an increase in males accessing our services: they are confident that the support they will receive is high quality.

Having external experts assess your services as meeting best practice standards has created a real sense of professional pride within the charity and has helped us retain and recruit staff. Commissioners are increasingly aware of how important the MQS are in supporting male survivors and more are making it a condition of any bid for funds. Meeting the standards has helped us secure additional funds to support more male survivors.”

Neil Henderson, Chief Executive of Safeline and Founding Member of the Male Survivors Partnership 

Accredited Services 

The following organisations and services have successfully received accreditation through the LimeCulture Independent Accreditation Programme for the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims / Survivors of Sexual Violence.

 

Accreditation due for renewal
Adult Counselling ServiceMarch 2024
Adult Counselling & ISVA ServiceNovember 2023
Sexual Assault Referral CentreFebruary 2024
Adult Sexual Assault Referral CentreJune 2022
First Light Swindon & Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral CentreMay 2023
Adult ISVA ServiceMay 2024
Counselling & Support ServiceMay 2023
Adult Counselling ServiceMarch 2024
Sexual Violence Liaison ServiceSept 2022
Operation EmotionMay 2023
Adult Counselling & Support Service.September 2022
Adult Counselling ServiceJune 2022

Adult Counselling service

Adult Helpline service

Adult ISVA service

April 2023
Adult ISVA serviceJune 2022
Adult ISVA serviceJune 2022
Adult Sexual Assault Referral Centre- Slough & BicesterJune 2023
Adult ISVA ServiceFebruary 2024
Adult Counselling and ISVA ServicesSeptember 2022
Adult Counselling ServiceJuly 2022
Adult Counselling ServiceJune 2022
Adult Counselling serviceApril 2023

Adult Counselling service

Adult ISVA service

April 2023

Adult Counselling Service

Adult ISVA Service

April 2023
Adult Counselling ServicesMarch 2024

Adult Sexual Assault Referral Centre

(Mountain Healthcare)

April 2023
Adult Sexual Assault Referral CentreFebruary 2024
Adult Sexual Assault Referral CentreMarch 2023
Sexual Violence Liaison ServiceSeptember 2022
Sexual Violence Liaison ServiceMay 2023
West Yorkshire Adult ISVA serviceApril 2023

Adult Counselling Service

Adult ISVA Service

May 2022