The number of services supporting male identified victims/survivors of sexual violence has increased over recent years. In part, this is due to organisations responding to male identified victims/survivors who want to access support but is also a result of the drive by commissioners to ensure services that are equitable to all genders in their local communities.
As services for male identified victims/survivors are developed, it is crucial that they are able to meet the specific needs of their clients.
In 2017, MSP commissioned LimeCultureCIC, the UK’s leading sexual violence training and development organisation to research, develop and implement quality standards for services supporting male identified victims/survivors of sexual violence, including an independent accreditation and monitoring process. http://www.malesurvivor.co.uk/male-service-standards/