Training

It is crucially important that all professionals responsible for responding to victims of sexual violence in the aftermath of an assault are competent and confident to provide high-quality, safe and effective support. 

LimeCulture provides a range of training and development packages for professionals working with victims 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’s training and development packages have been specifically developed and designed to meet the needs of frontline professionals who work in support of victims 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.

This qualification has been accredited by NCFE  as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at a Level suitable to each training programme (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the Customised Qualification, LimeCulture delegates 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 the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators:

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

Mar 2021

Lead Safeguarding Officer in Sport Development Programme – March 2021 – 24/03/2021 – 14/07/2021 at 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

May 2021

Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence – May 2021 – 10/05/2021 at 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

Launch Event for New Research Findings on the Work of ISVAs – 12/05/2021 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jul 2021

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Universities Conference – 08/07/2021 at 9:30 am – 4:00 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) Booklet: Online Workshop – 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

Nov 2021

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

What is an ISVA?

Independent Sexual Violence Advisers, or ISVAs as they are more commonly known, provide practical and emotional support to victims of sexual violence. The support provided by an ISVA will vary from case to case, depending on the needs of the victim and their particular circumstances. However, the main role of an ISVA includes making sure that complainants of sexual assault have the best advice on:

  • Counselling and other services available to them
  • The process involved in reporting a crime to the police
  • Taking their case through the criminal justice process, should they choose to do so’

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 ensure client safety, professional boundaries are maintained and the strict rules and processes of the criminal justice process are adhered to in support of the client.

Why Choose LimeCulture for ISVA Training?

LimeCulture is the leading provider of training for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs), having now trained over 450 ISVA since 2011. Our competence-based 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.

ISVA Development Programme

LimeCulture’s comprehensive 6-module course aims to equip new and experienced ISVAs with the knowledge and specialist skills to identify risk and support the needs of victims throughout the criminal justice process. Each module contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content designed to equip ISVAs with the practical skill and knowledge in which to embed and influence every day practice.

Course Content

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

  • 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

The ISVA Development Programme is suitable for those wishing to become an ISVA. It is also suitable for new ISVAs who have not yet undertaken professional ISVA Training.

Due to the increasing recognition of the importance of ISVA training and the requirement for ISVAs to be properly trained, we will also accept ISVAs who are already working in the role who have not yet undertaken professional ISVA training on to the ISVA Development Programme.

The ISVA Development Programme is suitable for all ISVAs whether they work with adults, children and young people, females or males. It is also suitable for ISVAs who have a specialist focus to their work and/or provide support to specialist client groups.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the ISVA Development Programme. Each of the trainers is a leader in their field and each is nationally and internationally renowned for the work they do. Together their expertise ensures that the training provided on the ISVA Development Programme is exceptional.

Accreditation

The ISVA Development Programme is an accredited professional course focusing on the core skills and competencies required to work as an ISVA. This training is accredited by our awarding body, NCFE. On successful completion of the full course, ISVAs will receive a certificate of accreditation from NCFE.

National Occupational Standards

The ISVA Development Programme has been designed to meet the 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:

  • Electronic material and presentations
  • Delegate notebook
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Course Location

The ISVA Development Programme is held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester and will be confirmed upon booking a place.

Overnight accommodation is not available, however our training venues are located in Manchester city centre, so there are lots of hotels to suit all budgets. LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation for our delegates. Full course details will be sent to delegates once the online booking form has been completed and approved.

Maximum Numbers

This course has a maximum number of delegates applied to support the learning and development needs of the ISVAs.

Course Dates and Times

The ISVA Development Programme is usually held three or four times per year, depending on the level of demand.

The ISVA Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are usually held at the end of the second day, so it is requested that ISVAs do not make arrangements to leave the training early unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with the LimeCulture beforehand.

Booking a Place

Our courses frequently get booked up quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the ISVA Development Programme. We only operate a waiting or reservation list in exceptional circumstances.

Please click the link below to book your place today, following booking you will then receive an email confirmation, if you encounter any booking problems please email info@limeculture.co.uk:

LimeCulture encourage and support continued professional development for Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVAs). On completion of the ISVA Development Programme, we provide the opportunity to attend a number of accredited courses to support your continued professional and personal development.

This additional training will enhance your understanding of working and supporting different client groups, including those with specific needs, providing additional resources to your toolkit.

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

Course Content

Elective 1 – Supporting Clients with Specific Needs

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

  • Unit 1 focuses on working with LGBTQ+ clients
  • Unit 2 focuses on suicide awareness and response and supporting clients who self-harm.
  • Unit 3 focuses on working with girls and gangs
  • Unit 4 focuses on working with sex workers

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

Elective 1:  Course Dates, Fees & Booking

Elective 2 – Supporting 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.

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

Elective 2: Course Dates, Fees & Booking

Elective 3 – Supporting Older People .

The needs of the older population who have experienced sexual violence are often overlooked.

This accredited 2-day programme provides ISVAs with the opportunity to explore the physical, psychological and social impact on this client group and how to provide a tailored response to meet their unique needs.

This course recognises the need to develop different processes, skills and competencies to support this client group effectively and safely.

Elective 3: Course Dates, Fees & Booking

This two-day workshop aims to equip new and experienced ISVA Managers (and those responsible for delivering ISVA Services) with the knowledge and specialist skills to ensure their staff are effectively supported to deliver ISVA services to victims of sexual violence.

As ISVA Services are increasingly being recognised as a vital element in the response to victims of sexual violence, the demand on ISVA services has never been greater. It is imperative that they are able to provide and maintain high-quality, safe and efficient services for the people they support. Effective management of the service and it’s staff is crucial to the success of ISVA service provision.

Why LimeCulture for ISVA Manager Training?

This successful workshop has been delivered by LimeCulture since 2012 and has been rated as ‘excellent’ by Managers of ISVA Services located within the voluntary and community sectors, Statutory Sectors and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs).

This workshop has been described as:

“Extremely useful for ISVA Managers to benchmark their services and to ensure they are up to date with new and emerging developments relating to ISVA Practice”

Feedback provided by an ISVA Manager who attended the Workshop for ISVA Managers in 2015

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 following areas:

  • Defining the roles & responsibilities of an ISVA (including boundaries)
  • Risk Identification, Assessment, Management
  • Caseload Management
  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Managing Pathways

Course Eligibility

The Workshop for ISVA Managers is suitable for those who manage ISVAs or are responsible for delivering ISVA Services.

This workshop is suitable for ISVA Mangers who operate in the following sectors:

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

Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees.

Our Trainers

LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the Workshop for ISVA Managers. Each of the trainers is a leader in their field and each is nationally and internationally renowned for the work they do. Together their expertise ensures that the training provided on the Workshop for ISVA Managers is exceptional.

Accreditation

The Workshop for ISVA Managers is an accredited professional course focusing on specific skills and competencies required to for those who manage ISVAs or are responsible for delivering ISVA Services. This training is categorised by our accrediting body, NCFE. On successful completion of the full course, candidates will receive a certificate of accreditation from NCFE.

Course Dates & Times

The Workshop for ISVA Managers is usually held twice per year, depending on the level of demand.

Course Location

The Workshop for ISVA Managers training is held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester City Centre. Overnight accommodation is not available, however our training venues are located in Manchester city centre, so there are lots of hotels to suit all budgets. LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation for our delegates.

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:

  • Delegate pack including electronic material and presentations
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Booking a Place

Our courses frequently get booked up quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the Workshop for ISVA Managers. We only operate a waiting or reservation list in exceptional circumstances.

Please click the link below to book your place today, you will then receive an email confirmation, if you encounter any booking problems please email info@limeculture.co.uk:

Course Dates & Booking

 

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.

It is important that crisis workers understand their role and receive training to adequately prepare them in delivering this role. This programme aims to enable them to be competent and confident in responding appropriately to vulnerable people and to provide professional advice and support on the range of options available to them in the aftermath of a sexual assault.

In discussion with SARC services, crisis workers and taking into account SARC guidance/standards, LimeCulture has developed the Crisis Worker Development Programme. 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.

This is a two day programme is usually delivered over a weekend to accommodate crisis workers working patterns and availability.

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

Sexual Violence Liaison Officer (SVLO) Development Programme

LimeCulture’s comprehensive 2-module course aims to equip key University and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) staff with the knowledge and specialist skills to identify risk and appropriately support the needs of students and staff who are victims of sexual violence.

Each module contains a comprehensive syllabus of challenging content designed to equip University and HEI staff with the practical skills and knowledge to enable them to respond appropriately to those who disclose sexual violence. This course will also provide University and HEI staff with the expertise to embed and influence practice in their organisation’s response to sexual violence.

Course Content

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

This accredited course has been designed to be delivered over six days. Each of the 2 modules is taught over three consecutive days to minimise the amount of time staff are away from their Universities/HEIs.

  • 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

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. 

Our Trainers

LimeCulture has pulled together the best trainers in the field to deliver the SVLO Development Programme. Each of the trainers is a leader in their field and each is nationally and internationally renowned for the work they do. Together their expertise ensures that the training provided on the SVLO Development Programme is exceptional.

Accreditation

The SVLO Development Programme is an accredited professional course focusing on the core skills and competencies required to work at a University or HEI as an SVLO. On successful completion of the full course, ISVAs will receive a certificate of accreditation from NCFE, our awarding body.

Course Eligibility

Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees.

Course Dates & Times

The SVLO Development Programme starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on each day of the training. Assessments are held at the end of the day, so it is requested that delegates do not make arrangements to leave the training early unless there are exceptional circumstances that are agreed with the LimeCulture beforehand. Click on the button below for course dates and online booking.

Course Locations

The SVLO Development Programme is held at one of our preferred training venues located in Manchester.

Overnight accommodation is not available, however our training venues are located in Manchester city centre, so there are lots of hotels to suit all budgets. LimeCulture take no responsibility for the arrangement of accommodation for our delegates.

Course Fees

The cost of the SVLO Development Programme is £1150 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.

The course fee includes:

  • Electronic material and presentations
  • Delegate notebook
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Booking a Place

Our courses get booked up quickly, so we limit the timeframe available to book the SVLO Development Programme. We only operate a reservation list in exceptional circumstances. To book a place, complete the online Booking Form:

Course Dates & Booking

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 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.

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