HSS gets 100% Quality Assurance

Home-Start Slough (HSS) are celebrating after being given 100% in its Quality Assurance report.

Home-Start_quality_sealEvery four years, HSS is assessed on its quality of its scheme’s practice via a robust system based on a programme of self-assessment against Home-Start UKs Quality Standards.

The process focuses on the on-going development and continuous improvement of all practice areas relating to the governance, management and service delivery of local Home-Start Schemes.

The standards that HSS had to pass, fall into the following eight Quality Areas:

1. Governance and Strategic Planning

2. Learning and Improving

3. Managing Resources & Finance

4. Managing Staff

5. Managing Volunteers

6. Managing Information

7. Welfare of Children and Supporting families

8. Working in Partnership

Home-Start Slough was able to evidence 100% of the Performance Indicators of Home-Start’s Quality Standards, meeting the criteria of 8 of the 8 Standards.

Janine Edwards, HSS Scheme Manager, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been given 100 percent for our Quality Assurance.

“Everyone involved in the charity, from volunteers and trustees to the small team of part-time staff, have worked so hard for this.

“Getting a 100% result just proves how everyone is so dedicated to Home-Start Slough and how we make sure we continue to help change the lives of the children and their families in the borough.”