Following last week’s successful launch in the House of Lords on 31 January of the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence, LimeCulture is delighted to announce that the application process to become a Wave 1 Site is now open.
As part of the funding provided to the Male Survivor Partnership by Lloyds Banks Fund for England and Wales to develop the new Quality Standards, LimeCulture has been commissioned to develop an accreditation, monitoring and support process to sit along side the quality standards. This funding will allow 10 support services to become Wave 1 Sites, which will see them gain accreditation by successfully meeting the quality standards.
We are now looking for applications from services who currently support male victims/survivors of sexual violence who wish to be part of this innovative and transformational programme. [NB- We cannot accept services who do not currently support male victims/survivors.].
We are not being prescriptive about the type of services that can apply to be a Wave 1 Site and we would welcome applications from a range of voluntary and community sector services, statutory and private organisations who provide support to males. We would welcome applications from services providing (but not limited to) counselling and psychological therapies, 1 to 1 support, group or peer support, Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Services, SARC services etc.
We are keen to see a regional spread in the Wave 1 Sites, but location of the service will not be the deciding factor that determines which services are included as Wave 1 Sites. Therefore, we would welcome applications from services located across England and Wales.
Importantly, Wave 1 Sites are not required to be specialist male-only services. The Quality Standards have been developed for all services supporting male victims/survivors of sexual violence, including those services who also may also provide support to women and/or children too. As a result we are very keen to include a range of services who provide support to male victims/survivors of sexual violence into the Wave 1 Sites
Where services wishing to be included in the accreditation, monitoring and support process are identified as not yet meeting the benchmark for the Quality Standards, the accreditation team will work with them to develop an action plan and they will be able to access an agreed package of support to make the necessary improvements to meet the Quality Standards. This may include access to consultancy, peer support and where we identify common issues across a number of services, capability building workshops and development events.
If you would like to be part of this exciting and ground breaking project, the application form to become a Wave 1 Site can be found by clicking here
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 23 February 2018.
Further information can be found about the Quality Standards and the Wave 1 Site application process at www.limeculture.co.uk/research
For further questions please contact LimeCulture via email firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful Wave One Sites will be announced on 12 March 2018, and the accreditation, monitoring and support process will be carried out throughout the 2018/19 financial year supporting the 10 Wave One sites to achieve the Male Quality Standard Kitemark.