How much does it cost?

Service managers complete an accredited training course. Following the course, service managers undertake a self assessment of their service against the Leading Lights key criteria. This is then submitted to SafeLives for independent, external assessment. We ask that service managers submit an application for service accreditation within a year of attending the service manager's training.

The training and accreditation process are priced as two distinct elements, as follows:

Service type Service managers training Leading Lights accreditation
Voluntary £550 (limited spaces available) £1250
Statutory £795 £2500

Statutory or voluntary?

Places for those paying the voluntary fee are only available to charities with an annual income of less than £1m. Once the limited voluntary fee places are allocated, we still welcome applications from voluntary and charitable organisations at the standard fee rate.

SafeLives is a registered charity and all of our programmes are run on a not-for-profit basis.

Training only

If you are not able to commit to the Leading Lights programme but wish to learn how to make your service more effective and sustainable you can still apply for SafeLives Accredited Training for Service Managers.

Building strong commissioning relationships

We understand the complexities of commissioning and provide outcome monitoring, information, data and other support to help service providers with the commissioning process. Please contact our commissioning team for advice.

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What is the process for attaining Leading Lights accreditation? 

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