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MSD: Sexual Violence Service Development Update

August 04, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Ministry of Social Development

31 July 2017


Welcome to the July update on the development of sexual violence services.

In this update you'll find information about:

  • Sexual Harm Crisis Support Services
  • National Sexual Violence Helpline
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour Services
  • Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Sexual Harm Crisis Support Services

Gaps Tender

The Gaps tender for sexual harm crisis support services (in specified target areas) was released on 6 July 2017 and will close at 12 noon Friday 11 August 2017.

The Ministry has responded to a number of questions from providers interested in the tender. These responses have been posted on GETS.

National Sexual Violence Helpline

Tender outcome progress

The tender for the national sexual violence helpline service was released on 29 May 2017 and closed on 30 June 2017.

Evaluation processes are now taking place. Once these are complete the successful applicant will be notified and published on GETS.

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Services

The new service guidelines for harmful sexual behaviour services for non-mandated adults are now complete and can be accessed on our website.

The development of the guidelines has been informed by the consultation we have had with providers to date. It is a living document and we plan to update it over time as we continue to work with providers to co-develop any further editions, updates or changes.

Kaupapa Māori Harmful Sexual Behaviour Service Pilot

The tender for the Kaupapa Māori Harmful Sexual Behaviour Service for non-mandated adults is live on GETS and closes at 12 noon Monday 28 August 2017. The deadline for any questions about the tender is 12 noon 4 August 2017.

It is anticipated that the successful tenderer will be notified and published on GETS in November.

Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Our next service development workshop is taking place in Wellington on 15 August with providers the Ministry funds to deliver peer-to-peer support services to male survivors of sexual abuse. The workshop will be held in Wellington.

The focus of this workshop is to identify what successful outcomes look like from the perspective of a male survivor accessing services. This workshop will help us develop a draft Results Measurement Framework for male survivor services, which we will publish on our website for wider consultation and comment.

Keep up-to-date

The next update will be sent out in August 2017.

If you know of anyone else who’d like to receive an update, please forward them this email.

We welcome any of your questions or feedback to:

Ministry of Social Development

Category: Government