LimeCulture launches a new wave of the Independent Accreditation Programme for the Quality Standards for ISVA Services.

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

Through this three-year programme, ISVA services will need to demonstrate how they meet the expectations set out in the Quality Standards for ISVA Services to achieve the Quality Mark.

Lisa Freeman, Head of Advocacy and Support at SV2 said: “The accreditation was really important to us to provide an initial benchmark for our ISVA services. Through the process and then reaccreditation, we have been able to look at each Quality Standard to improve and develop our service to the standard our clients deserve. The journey has provided reassurance for our staff, clients, partner agencies and funders, and is something we are very proud of. The support from LimeCulture makes the whole process clear with guidance whenever we needed it.”

Lee Evans, Area Manager at Victim Support Cumbria said: “Victim Support Cumbria is extremely proud to have achieved the LimeCulture Quality Standards for ISVA Services accreditation, and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of our ISVAs and team leaders. Working through the accreditation provides a platform for both ISVAs and managers to review and reflect on all aspects of the service and make necessary changes and improvements. Crucially it independently demonstrates to both survivors and commissioners that the service is safe and working to best practice standards.”

Sam Whyte, LimeCulture’s Sexual Violence Director, said: “We continue to be inspired by the dedication, commitment and expertise of the ISVA services we work with, and I’m delighted to open the Independent Accreditation Programme to a further new cohort of ISVA services today.

The new ISVA services will join the 49 services that currently hold the Quality Mark and the 8 services who are working towards it. LimeCulture believes the Quality Standards play a critical role in driving the consistency of ISVA services across the country and, with so many ISVA services choosing to be part of the independent accreditation programme, more and more victims and survivors of sexual violence can access independent, well-managed ISVA services that will meet their needs, no matter their background or where they live, and whether or not they have chosen to engage with the criminal justice process.”

To apply

Contact our Accreditation Managers at to apply to join the Independent Accreditation Programme, or to 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 23 August 2022.

Services enrolling into the Programme will need to attend the virtual Accreditation Workshop on Thursday 15 September 2022.

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

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