Male Quality Standards Accreditation Programme open for application!

LimeCulture’s Independent Accreditation Programme is now open for applications for a new cohort of services to seek accreditation against the Male Survivors Partnership (MSP) Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence.

The application window will close on Monday 14 March.

Stephanie Reardon, Chief Executive of LimeCulture, said

“The MSP’s Quality Standards are a critical tool for improving support for male victims of sexual violence – we’re therefore delighted to open Wave 9 of the accreditation programme today. We feel privileged at LimeCulture to be able to work with so many services to improve the quality of their provision, and are always hugely impressed by services’ creativity and commitment to the best possible outcomes for their male clients.”

Since it was launched in April 2018, the Independent Accreditation Programme has been opened to 8 waves of services supporting male victims/survivors of sexual violence from across England and Wales. To date, 40 services have successfully achieved the Quality Mark, and 5 more services are working towards it.

Neil Henderson, Chief Executive of Safeline, said:

“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.”

Safeline holds the Quality Mark for its helpline, ISVA and counselling provision.

To apply

To apply, or to request a bespoke quotation for your service/organisation, e-mail us at Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Services enrolling will need to be available for a virtual Accreditation Workshop on Thursday 31 March.

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

We will also be opening applications for the Quality Standards for ISVA Services within the next month – watch this space!




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