Awards & Accreditations

The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a registered charity and is also Europe’s largest counselling and psychotherapy organisation with over 37,000 individual and organisational members.

BACP has a strong public commitment to high practice standards and public protection with all members undergoing a vetting procedure to ensure they hold appropriate qualifications and training. BACP’s Ethical Framework, its Professional Code of Conduct and its accreditation standards are widely accepted as models of best practice.

Savana is an organisational member of the BACP with accreditation for the counselling service and we work to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professionals. Our reference number is 100324.

Rape Crisis England & Wales is a national charity and the umbrella body for our network of independent member Rape Crisis organisations.

We are members of Rape Crisis England and Wales and we work to their standards.

The Survivors Trust has over 130 member agencies which provide support for women, men and children who are survivors of rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.

We first gained the Survivors Trust standards in 2013 and continue to work to their standards.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

We gained the award in 2013, a wonderful testament to the hard work and impact of all at Savana.

In 2019, we achieved the Charity Excellence Framework’s Quality Mark.

It provides demonstrable evidence to stakeholders and funders, of your commitment to maximising impact and delivering maximum value-for-money. Reassurance for your trustees that the charity is well run and the necessary quality systems are in place and working.

It also gives recognition to all our staff and volunteers for what they are achieving and confidence that key quality and safety systems are operating well.

The LimeCulture is the UK’s leading sexual violence training and development organisation.

It was created in 2011 and provides a programme of independent accreditation and monitoring against two distinct Quality Standards:

  • Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims / Survivors
  • Quality Standards for Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) services

We gained the award in 2019, thanks to all of the hard work by our ISVAs, services team and all at Savana.