LimeCulture launches survey for victims/survivors about their experiences of Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) services

LimeCulture CIC has today launched a national survey to gather the views of victims/survivors of sexual violence (or the parents or carers of children) who have accessed Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) services. The survey can be found online at 

The survey will help LimeCulture to develop new quality standards for ISVA Services that will be implemented across the UK. In order to support their development, we are conducting a survey with victims/survivors to understand their views based on their experiences of ISVA services across the UK. “We are keen to ensure that these new quality standards meet the needs of the people who use ISVA Services. Therefore, we are seeking the views and experiences of people who have accessed ISVA services- or attempted to access such services- as these will be key to making sure that the quality standards capture what people want and need when they turn to ISVA services for support” says Stephanie Reardon, LimeCulture’s Joint Chief Executive.

We have great ambitions for this survey and are keen to have as many victims/survivors as possible (or their parents or carers where appropriate) contribute to this important survey. This will help us to ensure the new quality standards are informed directly by victim/survivors and are fit for purpose to meet their needs.

The main purpose of these new quality standards will be to reassure people who have experienced sexual violence about the ISVA services they are accessing are of high quality and can effectively meet their needs. The quality standards will provide a benchmark of quality that ISVA service can work towards achieving and where they do meet the quality standard, they will receive a ‘kitemark’ in recognition of their quality.

This survey will be open for a 7-week period. The survey opens on Friday 1 June and closes on Friday 20 July 2018. To take part in the survey, you are not required to confirm your name or any contact details- you can remain completely anonymous.

Any information or views that you chose to share with us will be completely anonymised so that you, any ISVA Service that you have accessed or any professional you have worked with would not be identifiable.

If you would like further information about the survey – or about any aspect of the project, please do not hesitate to contact Becky Dewdney-York who is leading this work on behalf of LimeCulture CIC.

Becky Dewdney-York, Programme Manager, LimeCulture CIC Tel: 0203 633 0018

Update on the projects will be also be available at LimeCulture Research 

LimeCulture CIC is the leading provider of ISVA Training in the UK, having now trained over 600 ISVAs since 2011. We provide professional advice and support to ISVAs and continue to advocate about the importance of ISVA services as crucial support for victims/survivors of sexual violence. 


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