LimeCulture to deliver Section 28 Training to ISVAs across England & Wales

The Government has committed to the national roll out of a scheme enabling pre-recorded evidence across all crown courts in England and Wales. Known as section 28, the scheme allows victims to have their cross-examination pre-recorded earlier in the process and outside the courtroom. As such, Ministry of Justice and HM Courts &Tribunal Services (HMCTS) are keen to ensure that Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) are able to access consistent training on section 28 that will assist them to effectively support their clients with information about pre-recorded cross examinations.

Earlier this year, LimeCulture was funded by MoJ & HMCTs to develop and deliver section 28 training for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) Over the last few months, we have been working hard to develop a bespoke training course, with content that is tailored specifically to ISVAs on section 28. We would like to thanks the 60+ ISVAs who have contributed to the development of the training by attending Focus Groups to share with us their knowledge and experiences of supporting clients with section 28 pre-recorded cross examinations. 

We are now in a position to make this training available to ISVAs across England and Wales. However, we know that ISVAs are often extremely busy, and Managers of ISVA Services will not want all their ISVAs to attend the same training session, so we have ensured there are lots of date options available between June 2022 and the end of the year. We are currently opening bookings in 2-month blocks, so once the June & July sessions are full,  further dates will be opened. 

Bookings can be made via our online booking system that can be found on our website –

Please click on the side toolbar titled ’Section 28 Training for ISVAs’ where the booking forms for each of the training sessions can be located. 


Please note  this training has been developed and designed specifically for ISVAs. As such, it is only open to those who are currently employed by an ISVA Service to work as an ISVA (supporting either adults and/or children and young people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse).  

This training is is not intended for other professionals such as Crisis Workers, Support Workers, Counsellors etc or anybody who is not currently working as an ISVA (ie, previous ISVAs or those wanting to become an ISVA in future are not eligible for this training).

For more information about this training for ISVAs,
please contact us by email


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