Quality Standards Survey

LimeCulture is working in partnership with Male Survivors Partnership to develop quality standards for services for male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.

Funded by a grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales a two-year project, beginning May 2017 will see the development of new quality standards developed and rolled out nationally across the UK.

For males who have experienced sexual violence these new standards and the accreditation process that goes with them, will give a layer of reassurance about the quality of the services they are accessing at a time when they are feeling most vulnerable.  

In order to support the development of the standards we are conducting an online survey to understand the experience and views of adult male survivors of sexual violence or abuse.

This survey will be open for an 8-week period. The survey opens on Friday 21 July and closes on Friday 15 September 2017.

The survey will ask about the support men have accessed, and specifically

  • What was positive about that experience ?
  • What difficulties, if they experienced?
  • Whether they feel there is adequate support for male survivors, and
  • What can be done to improve services for male survivors?


All responses to this survey will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully anonymised. Survivors (or the responses they provide) will not be identifiable as part of this project.

 Age Restrictions

The remit of this project is ‘adult males’ and therefore we can only accept survey responses from men over the age of 18.


All members of the LimeCulture research team have enhanced disclosure barring systems (DBS) checks and experience of working with victims/survivors of sexual violence.


Responses will be stored in our secure data sever in an area accessible only to the LimeCulture research team.

 All identifiable information will be deleted from our servers when the research is complete at the end of September 2017


LimeCulture understands that sharing information relating to this experience may cause distress and unwanted feelings. If survivors need support during or after the completion of this survey, you can call the National Male Support Helpline on 0808 800 5005 or visit www.malesurvivor.co.uk where you can access online chat and find local face to face services.

To complete the survey follow the link


If you are a service supporting men please share this link or if you would prefer paper copies for people currently accessing your services please contact us at info@limeculture.co.uk so that we can arrange copies to be sent to you.