‘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. Membership includes commissioners and service providers as well as leaders from the Home Office, NHS, Crown Prosecution Service, Police and the Ministry of Justice . 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.
Our new project fully funded by the Home Office for 2020/21 has a focus on improving services for children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse.
The Spreading Excellence National Working Group has supported the development of a series of five free virtual workshops. The intention is to bring around 25 stakeholders to each workshop.
The workshops will examine the main themes of commissioning and delivering services for children and young people who have experienced child sexual abuse (CSA).
We have arranged for expert speakers to share their experiences of either providing, commissioning and/or researching CSA. Additionally LimeCulture will be working with service providers to ensure that the voice of lived experienced is reflected during the workshops.
The purpose of each workshop is for participants to work collaboratively to identify the main challenges within these key areas, and to identify solutions and/or best practice.
A printable programme is available to download Spreading Excellence Workshop Programme 2021 (PDF)
These free workshops will be delivered virtually via Zoom and can be booked online using the links below.
|Workshop Title – Best Practice Case Study||Date|
|Commissioning CSA Services – Lincolnshire OPCC & Centre of Expertise on CSA (CSA Centre) – Book here||9th of February 2021|
|Providing CSA services – The Green House –Book here||11th of February 2021|
|Multi-agency support models – The Lighthouse – Book here||23rd of February 2021|
|Meeting the needs of victims of CSA including Criminal Justice Service – Imara – Book here||25th of February 2021|
|Supporting professionals to respond to victims of CSA – CSA Centre) – Book here||2nd of March 2021|
Who should attend?
Providers of CSA support services; practitioners or managers (CHISVA, Children and Young People Counselling Services and Social Care Safeguarding Leads), Commissioners of CSA services and Researchers in Practice.
Report and Symposium
LimeCulture will review the findings from the five workshops and these will published via an online national symposium on the 30th of March 2021. Booking will be available shortly.
Should you require any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org