We are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded the Action Together – Quality in Action Award. Action Together are a local organisation that supports community groups throughout Oldham and Tameside. You can find out more about Action Together at their website www.actiontogether.org.uk.
In order to receive the award an organisation must be able to demonstrate that they reach certain standards in the way that they work and in their policies and procedures. The award sets out guidelines in the following areas.
- Child Protection
- Safe Recruitment and Staffing
- Equal Opportunities
- Promotion and Partnership
These guidelines and provided invaluable for us as an organisation, as they have provided us with achievable targets and Action Together have provided training in the areas where out knowledge and experience were lacking. If you are a new to the voluntary sector the requirements of community organisations, in particular with safeguarding and governance can be very complicated, However by working towards and achieving the award it has give us as an organisation the confidence to know we are on the right track.
We would highly recommend any community organisation work towards the Quality in Action Award.