The Male Quality Standards Independent Accreditation Programme is now open for application

LimeCulture is delighted to announce the Independent Accreditation Programme for the Male Survivors Partnership’s Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence is now accepting applications for the 13th wave of services seeking the Quality Mark.

The Wave 13 application window will close on Friday 3 May 2024. 

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Why adopt the standards? 

Research and experience show that males still face significant challenges in both disclosing sexual violence and seeking support, whether for recent or non-recent abuse.

The MSP’s nationally recognised Male Quality Standards, developed in collaboration with victims/survivors, providers and commissioners, provide a clear robust framework to develop and improve the quality and consistency of support services for male victims/survivors.

LimeCulture’s Independent Accreditation Programme allows services to benchmark the quality of their provision for male victims/survivors of sexual violence against the standards to demonstrate that they are accessible and engaging, respond to the specific needs of males, and are robustly governed.

This gives service providers, their commissioners/funders, and most importantly their clients, confidence in the services they deliver. LimeCulture has been delighted to work with more than 50 counselling, therapeutic, ISVA, emotional, practical and university services supporting male victims/survivors to achieve the Quality Mark since the programme was launched in 2018.

Imran Manzoor, Head of Service at Breaking the Silence, from Wave 9, said:

In achieving the Quality Standards our service saw a thorough and wholesale improvement in the management and delivery of our service. We have received legitimacy from mainstream bodies and a surge in referrals since achieving the Quality Mark.”

Deborah Hooton, Operations Manager, Nottinghamshire SVSS, from Wave 8, said:

“We wanted to ensure that we reached all survivors, in particular the males who made up 9% of our case load, so we embarked on the process to achieve the Male Quality Standards to ensure that males were aware that our services were quality assured and open to them. LimeCulture were very supportive throughout. Whilst the process involved was intense at times it provided an opportunity to review our services and address any barriers that males may experience. Having the Quality Mark has resulted in the proportion of males accessing our service increasing from 9% at commencement of the process to 14% today.”

Join the new wave

Contact by Friday 3 May to express your interest in Wave 13. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Our Accreditation Managers will discuss your service’s circumstances and provide a tailored quotation.

Please note, services enrolling will need to be available for an online, half-day Accreditation Workshop on 21 May 2024.

Find more information about the Accreditation Programme, fees, and our Terms and Conditions here.

All services currently holding the Quality Mark can be found on our Public Register of Accredited Services here.

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