Training for ISVA Managers

Workshop for ISVA Managers

A one-day workshop which 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.

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).

The 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 2014.

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 Boundaries, Role and Responsibilities of an ISVA
  • Risk Identification, Assessment, Management
  • Caseload Management
  • Communications
  • Governance
  • Managing Pathways

For detailed course dates, locations and booking click here

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 Centres (SARC)
  • Police
  • NHS
  • Local Authority

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

Course Dates and Times
The Workshop for ISVA Managers is usually twice per year, depending on the level of demand. The next Workshop for ISVA Managers will be held on Tuesday 14 November 2017. The Workshop for ISVA Managers starts at 10am and finishes no later than 4.30pm on the day of the training.

Course Fees
The cost of the Workshop for ISVA Managers is £300 plus VAT per person. Discounted rates are not available.
The course fee includes:    

  • Electronic material and presentations
  • Delegate pack and note book
  • Refreshments and lunch

The course fee does not include:

  • Breakfast or an evening meal
  • Travel
  • Overnight accommodation

Course Location
The Workshop for ISVA Managers 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 Booking
Our courses 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. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees. To book a place, complete the online Booking Form

Expressions of Interest
Once the course is full, ISVAs wishing to book can be added to the waiting list and offered a course on the next available course. In the event of a cancellation, a place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, please send us an email with stating your Expression of Interest to We will keep you posted when the next dates are announced for this event and if there are any cancellations in the interim. All Expressions of Interest will receive a priority booking form before the course is marketed to the wider network.

Please read the Cancellation, Refund and Substitution Policy before booking your place. Places will only be provided to candidates whose employers have agreed to pay the full course fees. 

Data Protection Fair Processing Statement
LimeCulture CIC collects, holds and processes personal data relating to its students and those registering to attend workshops. These activities are carried out in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and with our organisational Data Protection Policy. By enrolling, you give your consent for LimeCulture CIC to process your personal data. If you want to know what information we hold about you, or to opt out of any marketing communications please email To read the full statement, please click on the above link.