Wave 12 of the Male Quality Standards Accreditation is open for applications

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Zoe Kukan

Male Survivors Partnership and LimeCulture are delighted to announce the Independent Accreditation Programme is now accepting applications for the 12th wave of services seeking accreditation against the MSP Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence.

The Wave 12 application window will close on Wednesday 4th October 2023

The Quality Standards were developed in collaboration with commissioners, service providers and male victims/survivors, who shared their personal experiences of support and what they want and need from the services they access. Since 2018, 50 services have successfully achieved the Quality Mark through completing the independent accreditation process.

The Independent Accreditation Programme allows organisations to benchmark the quality of their provision for male victims/survivors of sexual violence against nationally recognised Quality Standards, giving themselves, their clients and commissioners confidence in the services they deliver.

Imran Manzoor, Head of Service at Breaking the Silence 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.

Our systems, procedures, and our practice, are now better serving the needs of service users, with greater transparency and a sense of ownership for the black and Asian male survivors who benefit from our programme. Our policies are significantly improved and better able to remain cognisant of legislation.

Working with LimeCulture was a joy, and although the endeavour was a challenge, they remained supportive throughout.”

Zoe Kukan, Accreditation Manager at LimeCulture said:

“It’s a real privilege to work alongside services as they seek to achieve their Quality Mark, and to explore the different approaches they adopt to meeting the Quality Standards in a way that is most meaningful for them. I am constantly impressed by services’ motivation and dedication to providing the best possible support for their male clients; it is always lovely to deliver the news that a service has been accredited, and to see their pride upon receiving this news”.

Gary Pleece, CEO of the Male Survivors Partnership, said:

“The vision for Male Survivors Partnership when it set out to develop the Quality Standards is the same now as it was then: so that commissioners and front-line service providers can deliver the best possible support to male victims/survivors.

We know that males face immense barriers to disclosing sexual violence and accessing support, not least due to embedded gender narratives and a lack of specialist services for male victims/survivors across England and Wales.

The Quality Standards are there for reassurance for male survivors that they will receive the best possible quality assured support and we are delighted to work in partnership with LimeCulture to deliver this. We are pleased that a new wave has now opened for the Standards and we urge front line service providers working with male victims/survivors to apply.”

To apply

E-mail LimeCulture at accreditation@limeculture.co.uk by 4 October 2023  to express your interest in Wave 12 or to request a tailored quotation. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find more information about the Accreditation Programme, costs, and Terms and Conditions here. Please note, services enrolling will need to be available for an online, half-day Accreditation Workshop on Wednesday 18 October 2023.