We thought it was time for another update about our Independent Accreditation Programme. Whilst the country has continued to be in the grip of the Covid pandemic with all the disruption and home school that entails, the Accreditation team have been hugely impressed with the number of services that have continued their journey through the programme, achieving accreditation whilst continuously adapting their ways of working ensuring that clients and the safety of all are at the heart of everything they do.
Since the Autumn of last year, the Accreditation team have independently accredited 21 organisations consisting of 28 individual services across both the Quality Standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Services and the Male Survivor Partnership Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Violence. That is now a total of 46 organisations and 62 individual services. A further 19 organisations with a breakdown of 25 services continue to work towards accreditation. Considering the ongoing challenges services are facing with the pandemic, those figures alone demonstrate the willingness and commitment to demonstrate they deliver a quality service.
Within those figures, two Sexual Violence Liaison Services (SVLO) based within the University setting have successfully achieved their accreditation. We are so pleased to have worked with the SVLO’s at London South Bank University & The University of Sheffield who have shown a great commitment to ensuring their students receive the best possible support.
Not only are services continuously progressing through the programme, but we also seem to have blinked and our first cohort of services who were part of the pilot project, have reached the expiry date of accreditation. We are so pleased to be welcoming six services onto the first re-accreditation programme which will see services look to retain the Quality Mark for a further two years.
And if that wasn’t enough……. We are now accepting applications to join the new cohort of services on both the
- Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Violence (closing date Friday 23rd April 2021)
- Quality Standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser Services (closing date Friday 21st May 2020).
- The Accreditation workshop will be held virtually using video conferencing on the following dates:
• Wednesday 12th May 2021 for the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Violence and,
• Wednesday 09th June 2021 for the Quality Standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Services.
Further details can be found at www.limeculture.co.uk/accreditation.
To discuss your service in more detail and apply to join the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.