‘Spreading Excellence’ is a Home Office funded project that was established by LimeCulture with the aim of improving the capacity and capability of the sexual violence sector to ensure high-quality and effective services are available for all. The project seeks to achieve this through the influence and engagement of service users, service providers, commissioners and policy leads working together collaboratively.
The project is overseen by a National Working Group. The first project had a specific focus on improving knowledge around the commissioning process relating to sexual violence support services. Our guidance document developed from the 2018/19 project is available free HERE.
This year we were asked by the Home Office to focus will be on support services for children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse (CSA), to align with the Home Office Tackling CSA Strategy.
National Working Group
The project was overseen by a National Working Group. Membership is drawn from a range of professionals working in child sexual abuse (CSA) including includes policy leads, academics, service providers and commissioners.
The project included a series of workshops that examined commissioning and providing services and multi-agency working, to meet the needs of children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse (CSA).
With expert speakers addressing each workshop, participants worked together to identify the main challenges within these key areas, and sought to identify solutions and/or best practice.
The report of findings from the project, alongside a series of related recommendations to policy makers, commissioners and providers will be presented at a free online symposium on the 30th March, starting at 10am.
The symposium will include a panel discussion with experts from:
- Lincolnshire Office of Police and Crime Commissioner
- The LightHouse, London
- Imara, Nottingham
- The Green House, Bristol
- Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre)
Questions for the panel can be submitted at the time of booking.
Who should attend?
Strategic Leads in CSA support services (CHISVA, Children and Young People Counselling Services and Social Care Safeguarding Leads), Commissioners of CSA services and Researchers in Practice.
A flyer for the event can be downloaded – Spreading Excellence Symposium Flyer
Please book online for this free event at https://limeculture.co.uk/events/spreading-excellence-symposium/