Description of the goods or services required
NHS England South East seeks expressions of interest from providers who have the capability to provide a male ISVA Support Worker to drive up awareness of support for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse in Hampshire and deliver Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) services to males across Hampshire.
The worker employed by the successful provider is expected to already have/gain accreditation in the Male Survivor Quality Standards through accreditation with LimeCulture. The successful provider will work with Hampshire County Council’s contracted manager of ISVA services, Yellow Door.
The service will promote and increase the number of male survivors coming forward to seek help and support an existing ISVA provider to deliver a pro-active service to males who have experienced rape or sexual abuse through risk assessment and safety planning; enabling them to access statutory and other services they need and ensuring they are kept informed and supported as their case progresses through the criminal justice system, if that is the route they choose.
Key aspects of the service include:
• Increase number of male clients accessing the ISVA Service in Hampshire through targeted outreach and awareness raising within the community, also including harder to reach communities.
• Raising the profile and promote the ISVA Service across statutory and voluntary
• Establish pathways for male clients who have experienced sexual abuse/ violence.
• Risk assess and help clients keep safe
• Help clients understand their legal options and access their rights
• Help clients access health and other services they require
• Monitor and keep clients informed of case progress
• Provide advocacy and support through the criminal justice system
• Provide support to males who have experienced rape or sexual abuse in relation to the criminal justice system; in deciding whether to report a crime; where they choose to support them; throughout the investigation and prosecution processes; and post-trial, including when perpetrators are released from prison
• To promote the service and collaborate with other organisations/stakeholders involved in work with male victims/survivors who have experienced rape or sexual abuse, to ensure smooth pathways of support for those individuals
• To provide advice and support across a range of issues, including but not limited to, housing, health, sexual health and education that will support the person and ensure their safety in the aftermath of the abuse
• To ensure that males accessing the service are aware of and supported to make victim impact statements and criminal injury compensation claims
• To actively promote the service to ensure that staff who work with people with mental health, substance misuse and learning disability issues are aware of the service and can make referrals and encourage male victims/survivors to use the service.
It is envisaged that this contract will be delivered by one, full-time, male ISVA Support Worker with Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
It is anticipated that the contract will start on 1st February 2020 and run for a period of two years through to 31st January 2022.
This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.