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CAS Quality Standard Award

CAS Quality Standard Award

To achieve the CAS Quality Standard Award, organisations compile an online portfolio of evidence to meet the standard. Each of the four areas can be completed independently and assessment feedback provided on each section rather than wait to complete the whole portfolio before assessment feedback is provided.

To support organisations with completing the Award, organisations get access to:

  • a comprehensive standards framework
  • Guidance
  • a range of example policies and procedures
  • example forms
  • helpful links
  • support from a Quality Standards Support Worker to guide you through the process
  • external verification
  • secure online storage for evidence
  • Children and young people’s organisation undertake the Youth Charter
  • workshop surgeries*
  • a discount on Community Action Suffolk Training on completion*
    *conditions apply

The process can take a varying amount of time depending on an organisations circumstances but normally takes between three and twelve months to complete. For a sample of the framework click here.

This Quality Standard Award is endorsed bySuffolk County Council and the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board. The Quality Standard Award is externally assessed by the Quality Standards Awards Panel; comprised of Community Action Suffolk, Suffolk County Council Commissioning and the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

The Award is valid for three years and groups can renew by engaging with the process again.

It is also a good first step towards achieving other accredited Standards, such as Investors in People and PQASSO.

Who is it for?

It is suitable for voluntary and community groups including Community Interest Companies CIC’s, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO’s), Trusts, Charities, village halls, sports clubs and other Community groups.

What do I do next?

For further information click on any of the links above.  We will be launching this new process on 1 December 2016. Please contact us for further details or to register your interest.