Training

It is crucially important that all professionals responsible for responding to victims/survivors of sexual violence are competent and confident in providing high-quality, safe and effective support. LimeCulture provides a range of training and development packages for professionals working with victims and survivors of sexual violence to ensure they have the right set of tools, skills, knowledge and expertise in order to meet their responsibilities.

All of LimeCulture training and development packages have been specifically developed and designed to meet the needs of frontline professionals who work to support victims/survivors of sexual violence. Our course content and all materials are practical in focus to assist professionals to carry out their day-to-day roles effectively.

LimeCulture training is designed to assist a range of professionals working in this field, whether they are looking to learn new skills and practices or refresh their existing knowledge and skills.

Accreditation

Our qualifications have been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and have been accredited by NCFE demonstrating quality and rigour.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the Qualification Regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). These are unregulated qualifications and are not nationally recognised qualifications.

On completion of the Customised Qualifications, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. These qualifications have been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and certificates of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA)

LimeCulture’s comprehensive 6-module course aims to equip new and experienced ISVAs with knowledge and specialist skills.

The support provided by an ISVA will vary from case to case depending on the needs of the victim/survivor and their particular circumstances.  However, the main role of an ISVA includes making sure that victims/survivors of sexual violence are able to make informed choices.

Due to the complex nature of the support provided by ISVAs it is important that all professionals undertaking the ISVA role are properly trained and effectively supervised to:

  • Identify risk and support needs
  • Ensure client safety
  • Maintain professional boundaries
  • Understand the rules and processes of the criminal justice system

Course Content

The ISVA Development Programme is delivered over six modules. Each module is taught over two consecutive days to minimise the amount of time ISVAs are away from their services.

Each module contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content designed to equip ISVAs with the practical skills and knowledge in which to embed and influence everyday practice.

  • Module 1: ‘Defining the Role of the ISVA’
  • Module 2: ‘Referral and Case Management’
  • Module 3: ‘Managing Trauma and Risk’
  • Module 4: ‘Working with SARCs and Forensic Awareness’
  • Module 5: ‘The ISVA’s Role in Safeguarding’
  • Module 6: ‘The Court Process’

Course Eligibility

It is recognised that ISVAs should receive appropriate, high quality training. We will accept new ISVAs, ISVAs who are already working in the role who have not yet undertaken professional ISVA training, and those wishing to become an ISVA onto the ISVA Development Programme. The programme may also provide updated training to ISVAs who have been in the role for some time.

The ISVA Development Programme provides the knowledge and skills to work with all client groups.  It is advised in the Home Office ISVA Essential Elements (2017) that ISVAs who have a specialist focus to their work and/or provide support to specific groups, including children and young people, attend additional training, for instance (as advised in the Home Office ISVA Essential Elements Guidance, 2017) through our Elective Programmes  to enhance their knowledge and skills in relation to these client groups.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the ISVA Development Programme is exceptional.

Why Choose LimeCulture for ISVA Training?

LimeCulture is a leading provider of training for ISVAs.  Our training for ISVAs is practical in focus, ensuring that those undertaking the role are equipped with the tools, skills, expertise, confidence and competence to undertake their responsibilities.

Accreditation

This qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating quality and rigour.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the Qualification Regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

On completion of the Customised Qualification learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and certificates of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Home Office; ISVA Guidance (2017)/ National Occupational Standards

The ISVA Development Programme has been designed to meet the Home Office ISVA Guidance (2017) and Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards (NOS) relevant for ISVAs.

Course Fees

The cost of the ISVA Development Programme is £2,200 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

During the pandemic, and in accordance with government guidance, all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the ISVA Development Programme training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and assessment hours.

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk

Elective Programmes

LimeCulture encourages and supports continued professional development for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs). On completion of the ISVA Development Programme, we offer the opportunity to develop your understanding of working and supporting different client groups providing additional resources to your toolkit.

  • Elective 1 – Supporting Clients with Specific Needs
  • Elective 2 – Supporting Children & Young People

Please note:  To attend an Elective course you must have completed an accredited ISVA programme with LimeCulture or another training provider.

Accreditation

These qualifications have been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and have been accredited by NCFE demonstrating quality and rigour.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the Qualification Regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). These are unregulated qualifications and are not nationally recognised qualifications.

On completion of the Customised Qualification learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and certificates of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Elective 1 – Supporting Clients with Specific Needs

This accredited 3-day programme explores the needs of specific client groups:

  • Unit 1 – Providing effective support for LGBT+ and transgender clients who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Unit 2 – Working with Young Women who have been affected by gangs and working with victims who have been sexually exploited.
  • Unit 3 – Providing effective support for sex workers who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Unit 4 – Self-harm and suicide awareness.

Each unit is delivered by experts in their specific field providing the opportunity to explore best practice responses and enhance skills and knowledge.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on Elective 1 is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the Elective 1 Programme is £600 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

During the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the ISVA Elective Programme training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am.  Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training (please note day 1 of Elective 1 finishes at 5.00pm). Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and assessment hours.

Elective 1:  Course Dates, Fees & Booking

Elective 2 – Supporting Children and Young People  

This course builds on the knowledge and understanding gained through the ISVA Development Programme to explore the specific safeguarding and practice implications for working with children and young people.

The Home Office  Guidance on the Role of the ISVA (2017) is explicit that ISVAs working with children and young people require specific training and skills.

In response, LimeCulture offers this accredited 3-day programme for those supporting children and young people.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on Elective 2 is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the Elective 2 Programme is £600 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

During the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the ISVA Elective Programme training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am.  Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training.  Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and assessment hours.

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk.

Elective 2: Course Dates, Fees & Booking

Workshop for ISVA Managers

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Services are recognised as a vital element in supporting victims/ survivors in the response to sexual violence. The demand on ISVA services has never been greater.

This two-day workshop aims to equip new and experienced ISVA Managers with the knowledge and specialist skills to ensure their staff are effectively supported to deliver ISVA services to victims/survivors of sexual violence.

Course Content

This workshop provides managers with the opportunity to explore, with their peers, the roles and responsibilities of ISVAs and ensure safe, appropriate and effective practice is embedded throughout their services.

The Workshop will focus on the role of the ISVA Manager in the following areas:

  • Complexities of Delivering ISVA Services
  • Engagement, Access and Service Delivery
  • Risk Identification, Assessment, Management
  • The ISVA Manager’s role in Safeguarding
  • Leadership and Governance
  • Caseload Management (including Safety and Support Needs Assessment)
  • Commissioning
  • Clinical Supervision for ISVAs

Course Eligibility

This Workshop is suitable for ISVA Managers who are responsible for delivering ISVA services and who operate in the following sectors:

  • Voluntary and community (specialist sexual violence or other)
  • Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC)
  • Police
  • NHS
  • Local Authority

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the Workshop for Managers is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the Workshop for ISVA Managers is £450 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

During the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am.  Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training.  Delegates are required to attend all direct learning hours.

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk

Course Dates Fees & Booking


Crisis Worker Development Programme

Crisis Workers have a crucial role in the delivery of Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services often providing the first response and initial support to those who attend SARCs.

This 2-day programme focuses on the vital role Crisis Workers play in providing practical and emotional support to those attending a SARC for a forensic medical examination or those who are unsure of the next steps following an incident of sexual violence/assault.

This programme aims to enable Crisis Workers to be competent and confident in responding appropriately to those who have experienced sexual violence, to provide professional advice and support on the range of options available to them in the aftermath of an incident of sexual violence/ assault.

This programme can either form part of an induction programme for new Crisis Workers or as a refresher programme for experienced Crisis Workers. The programme is regularly refreshed to include new legislation, policy and best practice.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the Crisis Worker Development Programme is exceptional.

Accreditation

This qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating quality and rigour.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the Qualification Regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

On completion of the Customised Qualification learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and certificates of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Course Fees

The cost of the Crisis Worker Development Programme is £400 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

 During the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

 Training times

 Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and assessment hours

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk.

Course Dates, Fees and Booking

Do not hesitate to contact us If you wish to discuss more specific training to your SARC/locality info@limeculture.co.uk

Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) play a significant role in supporting male victims/survivors in response to sexual violence.  This 1-day session is designed to provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the challenges men can face when reporting sexual violence/assault and accessing services.

Course Content

This session will focus on the following areas:

  • The history of male sexual violence
  • The various impacts of male sexual violence
  • The barriers for reporting and accessing support
  • Identifying specific support needs

Course Eligibility

This 1-day course is open to anyone working or volunteering in the sector of sexual violence, whether you are currently supporting male clients or actively looking to improve access to your service for males. 

Delegates do not need to have completed an ISVA Development Programme before attending this course.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence course is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the Male Survivors Training is £200 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel.  Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

 During the pandemic and in accordance with government guidance all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

 Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning hours.

 Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

Course Dates, Fees and Bookings 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk.

University & Higher Education Staff Training

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the University and Higher Education Staff Training programmes is exceptional.

Why Choose LimeCulture for University Sexual Violence/Misconduct Training?

LimeCulture is a leading provider of training for Universities, to support their response to sexual violence/ misconduct amongst their staff and student body. Our training for Universities is practical in focus, ensuring that those undertaking relevant roles are equipped with the tools, skills, expertise, confidence and competence to undertake their responsibilities.

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme

LimeCulture’s comprehensive 2-module course aims to equip key University and Higher Education Institution (HEI) staff with the knowledge and skills to appropriately support the needs of students and staff who are victims/survivors of sexual violence/ misconduct.

This course will also provide University and HEI staff with the confidence and expertise to help embed and influence practice in their organisations’ response to sexual violence.

LimeCulture is delighted to be able to share with universities and HEIs a copy of the model job description for SVLOs.  Please click here to download a Word version.

Course Content

The Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme was developed by LimeCulture in collaboration with the University sector to meet the needs of all Universities and HEIs who have a responsibility to respond appropriately to students and/ or staff members who have been subjected to sexual violence/ misconduct, either recently or non-recently.

This accredited course has been designed to be delivered over six days. Each of the two modules is taught over three consecutive days to minimise the amount of time staff are away from their organisations and to allow reflection and assimilation between modules.

Topics covered include:

  • Module 1: Delivering an effective response to disclosures of sexual violence, identifying needs and managing risk.
  • Module 2: Facilitating access to appropriate support, including the involvement of the criminal justice process.

Course Eligibility

Any University (including Students’ Union) staff who work to support reporting and/ or responding parties from the student or staff body, and those responsible for managing support services are able to attend.

Other organisations who work closely with Universities/ University students or staff, and who have a responsibility for student wellbeing and welfare, may also want to consider sending delegates on this training.

Please note, the SVLO Development Programme is also relevant for Sexual Violence and Misconduct Liaison Officers (SVMLOs) in Scotland.

It is often helpful when attending these University training programmes and workshops to have a basic overview of how your University support and reporting processes currently work in relation to sexual violence/ misconduct. However, this might also be something better explored after the training depending on stages of development of your University response.

If there are any questions around delegate eligibility, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Accreditation

This qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating quality and rigour.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the Qualification Regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

On completion of the Customised Qualification learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and certificates of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

Course Location

During the pandemic, and in accordance with government guidance, all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the SVLO Development Programme training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training Times

Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and (where relevant) assessment hours.

Course Fees

The cost of the SVLO Development Programme is £1,150 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture takes no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place. 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Course Dates & Booking

First Responder Training

The first response when a disclosure of sexual violence/ misconduct is made is central to everything that follows, including the confidence, wellbeing and safety of the reporting and responding parties, and possible future criminal justice and discipline processes.

This First Responder Training equips University (including Students’ Union) staff with the knowledge and skills to respond appropriately and effectively to individuals and to mitigate any adverse impact on the individuals themselves, the University processes, and potential criminal justice process.

Course Content

The First Responder Training is a 1-day programme and covers topics including:

  • The context of sexual misconduct in Universities.
  • Definitions and explanations of sexual violence (/ misconduct) and consent.
  • Effective communication in the context of sexual violence (in Universities).
  • Responding to a disclosure – including what to say and do before, during and after – considering information sharing, confidentiality, risk and record keeping.

 Course Eligibility

All University/ Students’ Union staff who are (or could be) first responders to students or staff who may make a disclosure of sexual violence/ misconduct are able to attend.

It is often helpful when attending these University training programmes and workshops to have a basic overview of how your University support and reporting processes currently work in relation to sexual violence/ misconduct. However, this might also be something better explored after the training, depending on stages of development of your University response.

If you have any questions around delegate eligibility, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Course Location

During the pandemic, and in accordance with government guidance, all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the First Responder Training may resume direct delivery and would be held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre.

Training Times

Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and (where relevant) assessment hours.

Course Fees

The cost of the Sexual Misconduct First Responder Training is provided on request of a professional services quote. Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel.

Booking a Place

Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote and discuss potential in-house training dates.

Sexual Misconduct Discipline Proceedings Training

The management of proceedings addressing sexual misconduct reports require the University to strike a balance to meet the needs of all parties as well as its own responsibilities and obligations, including a duty of care for the wider University community.

Universities will also want to be confident that any work undertaken as part of sexual misconduct proceedings does not risk a detrimental impact on potential future criminal justice proceedings.

This training is provided as an in-house training package to individual Universities or related organisations, equipping staff working in disciplinary or conduct processes with the knowledge and skills to enable them to understand the context of sexual violence/ misconduct and adopt a trauma-informed approach.

Course Content

The Sexual Misconduct Proceedings Training is a 2-day programme and covers topics including:

  • The context of sexual misconduct in Universities.
  • Definitions and explanations of sexual violence (/ misconduct) and consent.
  • Effective communication in the context conducting disciplinary proceedings for sexual misconduct, considering a trauma-informed approach.
  • Risk, information-sharing, confidentiality and record keeping.
  • The University’s responsibility in responding to reports of sexual misconduct.
  • The roles and responsibilities of conduct staff throughout a sexual misconduct disciplinary case.

Course Eligibility

Staff who have a role in a disciplinary process whereby sexual misconduct reports are considered are encouraged to attend. This might include staff who initially review reports, staff who handle cases throughout, staff who provide support alongside disciplinary processes, staff who investigate sexual misconduct reports and/ or staff who are tasked with reaching an outcome and selecting appropriate sanctions (e.g. discipline panel/ hearing staff).

Staff in Senior Leadership roles who create and/ or govern non-academic misconduct policies and procedures (for staff and students) may also consider attending.

It is often helpful when attending these University training programmes and workshops to have a basic overview of how your University support and reporting processes currently work in relation to sexual violence/ misconduct. However, this might also be something better explored after the training, depending on stages of development of your University response.

If you have any questions around delegate eligibility, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Course Location

During the pandemic, and in accordance with government guidance, all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

When government guidance permits, the Sexual Misconduct Discipline Proceedings training may resume direct delivery and would be held at either one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester city centre, or ‘in-house’ at your organisation.

Training Times

Registration commences at 9.30am. Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 4.30pm on each day of the training. Delegates are required to attend all direct learning and (where relevant) assessment hours.

Course Fees

The cost of the Sexual Misconduct Discipline Proceedings Training is provided on request of a professional services quote. Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel.

Booking a Place

Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote and discuss potential in-house training dates.

 

Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Tool Workshop

Assessing, identifying, mitigating, managing and appropriately communicating information about risks and needs is vital to ensuring an appropriate and effective whole-University response to sexual violence/ misconduct. Universities have a duty of care and duty of contract to reduce and, if possible, eliminate risks posed to all members of their University community. This includes those reporting and those being reported for sexual misconduct.

In 2019, LimeCulture created and launched the first sector-wide toolkit to support a whole-institutional approach to managing risk related to sexual misconduct.

This training is provided as an in-house training package to individual Universities or related organisations, equipping staff working across any element of risk identification and management with the knowledge and skills to enable them to understand the context of sexual violence/ misconduct and be effective in their approach to risk management.

Course Content

This workshop will equip delegates with an understanding of the nuances of risk management in the area of sexual violence/ misconduct in Universities and will support staff to consider how this can be managed appropriately and effectively across their organisation.

The 2 and a half hour workshop will cover topics including:

  • What risk is – particularly in the University context.
  • What a risk management model might look like in practice.
  • How the LimeCulture Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Assessment tool can be integrated into current ways of working.
  • Real-life (anonymised) case studies to discuss and put the assessment tool into practice.

Course Eligibility

Any and all University and Students’ Union (or related) staff involved in any aspect of the risk management of sexual misconduct cases within a University setting are encouraged to attend. This might include staff who are involved in supporting students who have disclosed sexual violence, staff who are responsible for managing risk across the organisation (for example, a ‘Students of Concern’ group or panel), and staff who are ultimately accountable for risk management processes across the organisation.

Delegates/ organisations do not have to be currently using the LimeCulture Risk and Needs Assessment tool in order to attend.

It is often helpful when attending these University training programmes and workshops to have a basic overview of how your University support and reporting processes currently work in relation to sexual violence/ misconduct. However, this might also be something better explored after the training, given what is discussed.

If there are any questions around delegate eligibility, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Course Location

During the pandemic, and in accordance with government guidance, all courses are currently being delivered via an online platform.

Given the nature and duration of the Risk and Needs Tool workshop, it will continue to be delivered online even when travel and meeting restrictions are fully lifted.

Training Times

The workshop is up to 2 and a half hours, but times of delivery will vary. Please consult the booking page or contact universities@limeculture.co.uk for more information or to discuss your training needs.

Course Fees

The cost of the Sexual Misconduct Risk and Needs Tool Workshop is £510 plus VAT for a maximum of 6 delegates or £85 plus VAT per delegate for open courses. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel.

Booking a Place

Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote and discuss potential in-house training dates.

Sexual Violence Awareness Workshop for Academic Researchers

Academic research, particularly that involving interviewing research participants, can be difficult to navigate on its own.  Conducting research involving interviews with victim/ survivors of sexual violence requires a trauma informed approach.

This workshop is intended to provide those involved in research at any stage the opportunity to discuss their questions and concerns about conducting research in this area, and the knowledge and support to improve individual practices. The workshop will include discussions around the nuances of sexual violence, and how to set up processes and have conversations from a trauma-informed approach.

The content and timing of this workshop can be made bespoke to individual requirements so please get in touch to discuss further using the email address below.

Course Location

This workshop is delivered via an online video platform.

Course Eligibility

This workshop is designed to be hosted for a small group (usually 2-5 delegates) of researchers from one organisation, usually who are working on the same research project.

Whilst this research is often based in Universities, this workshop may also be appropriate and useful for potential delegates conducting research outside of the University sector.

If there are any questions around delegate eligibility for this workshop, please email universities@limeculture.co.uk.

Booking a Place

Please email universities@limeculture.co.uk to request a quote and discuss potential in-house training dates.

If you are unsure of whether any of the above programmes and workshops will meet your training needs, please do get in touch by emailing universities@limeculture.co.uk.

LimeCulture is happy to consider bespoke training requests to support University professionals better support their University community is responding to sexual violence/ misconduct.

Examples of previous bespoke requests from Universities include:

  • Facilitating strategic development days with senior leadership https://limeculture.co.uk/universities/
  • Bespoke awareness training for key staff including academic researchers working in the area of sexual violence
  • Facilitating staff and student focus groups

LimeCulture has extensive experience in designing and delivering tailored training packages for individual organisations and services across the UK which incorporate all aspects of the response to sexual violence.

Our experience ranges from developing small one-off training workshops for individual clients, right through to rolling out large training programmes to multiple cohorts in a variety of settings.

Bespoke training can be delivered ‘in-house’ to reduce your staff travel or can be delivered at a venue of your choice, at a time that suits you and your team.

Bespoke training is based on your unique needs. We will listen to what you have in mind, work with you to identify your requirements for the training and put together a package that is tailored to suit your organisation’s objectives.

If you would like to discuss your training needs, please contact us or email info@limeculture.co.uk.

Safety and Support (SAS) Assessment Workshop

The Safety and Support (SAS) Assessment is a domain based risk and needs assessment developed to support Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs) identify and manage their clients’ individual risks and needs. 

The Home Office Guidance (The Role of the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Essential Elements states  ‘in order to properly identify the needs of the victim/survivor an ISVA is responsible for completing the following for each individual’:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Needs Assessment
  • Support Plan

This session is designed to provide knowledge, understanding and effective application in the use of the LimeCulture Safety and Support Assessment for ISVA’s Toolkit. 

Course Eligibility

This session can either form part of an induction programme for new ISVAs or as a refresher session for experienced ISVAs.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the SAS Assessment Workshop is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the SAS Workshop is £56 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources

Course Location

This course is a 2-hour session via an online platform.

 Booking a Place

 Please click the link below to book your place.

Book SAS Assessment Workshop 

An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk

Self-Care Workshop

It is recognised that frontline professionals working within the sexual violence sector are exposed to trauma on a daily basis in supporting victims/survivors of sexual violence. This also applies to other frontline roles within other sectors including Universities, safeguarding and sport where a supportive response to those seeking support following sexual misconduct, harassment, violence and abuse is required.

LimeCulture CIC recognises that in responding to trauma, individuals can become affected by their everyday work without recognising the symptoms or signs of vicarious trauma and, in turn, can experience negative life impacts as a result. We all have an individual role to play in maintaining our own self-care, however this is often an aspect of our lives that is neglected, whilst others take priority. Self-care is crucial in order to maintain physical and mental wellbeing.

LimeCulture has specifically developed a workshop designed for frontline professionals to help restore the balance of self-care so that they can continue their valuable contribution to others. 

Course Content

This 2.5 hour workshop aims to support frontline professionals to:

  • Understand the causes, impacts and risks of vicarious trauma to individuals and organisations
  • Identifying wellbeing and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of vicarious trauma on individuals
  • Explore practical solutions to restore a sense of wellbeing

Course Eligibility

This workshop is suitable to any frontline professionals responding to victims/survivors of sexual violence.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture trainers all have relevant expertise and knowledge and are supported (where relevant) by subject matter experts to ensure that the training provided on the Self-care Workshop is exceptional.

Course Fees

The cost of the Self Care Workshops is £56 plus VAT per delegate. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes access to all learning materials and suggested further reading and resources.

Course fees do not include overnight accommodation or travel. Our training venues are located in Manchester city centre and LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation or travel for delegates.

Course Location

This course is designed to be delivered online.

Training times

Registration commences at 9.30am.  Training delivery starts at 10.00am and finishes at 12.30pm.  Delegates are required to attend all direct learning hours.

Booking a Place

Please click the link below to book your place.  An automated confirmation of the booking will be sent to the email address provided by the person completing the booking form.

Book Self-Care Workshop

If you encounter any booking problems, please email info@limeculture.co.uk

May 2021

ISVA Development Programme – May 2021 (Modules 1 to 6) – 11/05/2021 – 12/11/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sep 2021

Crisis Worker Development Programme – 01/09/2021 – 02/09/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

ISVA Development Programme – September 2021 (Modules 1 to 6) – 07/09/2021 – 08/09/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Lead Safeguarding Officer in Sport Development Programme – September 2021 – 15/09/2021 – 10/02/2022 at 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Elective 2: Supporting Children and Young People – September 2021 – 21/09/2021 – 23/09/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Safety And Support (SAS) Assessment: Online Workshop for ISVAs – 30 September 2021 – 30/09/2021 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Oct 2021

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme – October 2021 – 05/10/2021 – 11/11/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence – October 2021 – 11/10/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Self-Care Training Workshop – 13/10/2021 at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Nov 2021

Workshop for ISVA Managers (WIM) – November 2021 – 23/11/2021 – 24/11/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Elective 1: Supporting Clients with Specific Needs – November 2021 – 30/11/2021 – 02/12/2021 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jan 2022

ISVA Development Programme – January 2022 (Modules 1 to 6) – 08/01/2022 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme – January 2022 – 25/01/2022 – 24/02/2022 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Following a series of successful pilot workshops in 2015, LimeCulture is worked in partnership with the Premier League to deliver a range of workshops to 20 clubs over the 2016/17 season. The workshops included sessions on sexual consent, sexting and sexual health and were delivered to players aged between 14-21 years old.

LimeCulture is delighted to be working in partnership with the Premier League to ensure that players have up-to-date information and knowledge about these important issues and look forward to continuing this work in the 2020/21 season.

For more information about this programme, please contact info@limeculture.co.uk

LimeCulture delivers a range of different events every year.

Some of these events are delivered as part of our bespoke training or consultancy offer, and may include accredited training, conferences, information sharing events, and research focus groups. 

If you would like to discuss LimeCulture supporting you with your event, get in touch on info@limeculture.co.uk