CAS Organisation HealthCheck
One process, multiple uses and many benefits
The Organisation HealthCheck is a flexible and valuable tool. You can use it in a number of ways to meet your specific needs including:
✔ Supporting you to understand your legal obligations including safeguarding, equalities, health and safety and governance.
✔ Gain valuable insights into how well you are leading and governing your organisation.
✔ Clear framework to help start up: A clear guide to use that can help you check what policies, procedures and practice you should have in place to be a safe well run organisation in the Voluntary Community Faith and Social Enterprise Sector (VCFSE).
✔ An effective ‘MOT’ of the health of your organisation and the complementary action plan helps identify areas of strength and for development.
✔ Helping you involve staff in your conversations about what a safe well run organisation looks like and how you can work towards that together.
✔Helping you prepare for growth. It helps identify policies and procedures you may well be asked for by Funders and will help build your foundations for growth.
‘It’s a useful tool helping shape discussions in our organisation so we can all get ‘on the same page’.
Organisation HealthCheck February 2023
What does the Organisation HealthCheck cover?
We know that having effective policies and procedures is a foundation and hallmark of a safe, well run, sustainable organisation.
The CAS Organisation HealthCheck covers the four main areas an organisation needs to demonstrate it has the relevant policies and procedures in place to support its commitment to being a safe, well run provider of services to those that use its services and work or volunteer for it.
The four areas covered are: Safeguarding, Health and safety, Recruitment and development, organisation management.
What if I need more resources and support?
The CAS Quality Framework puts you in control of the support that you need, when you need it.
If you find that you need a comprehensive range of example policies and procedures that you can trust but still only need to use the framework as a self-assessment tool you can choose to use the Organisation HealthCheck Plus.
If you need a comprehensive range of example policies and procedures and also want dedicated support from Community Action Suffolk or if you want to evidence that you have achieved some form of Quality Assurance then choose the Quality Standards option.
All three elements are designed with flexibility in mind so you can choose the level of support and resources that are right for you. Each section acts as a stand-alone resource. However, they are also designed to allow you to progress from one to another.
To read more about the HealthCheck Plus and Quality Standard click on the images below.
A few key documents to get you started
Whether you are starting out on your Organisation HealthCheck journey or need a couple of the basics click below.