Once you have completed your self-assessment and implemented your Trusted Standard action plans, you can apply for the Trusted Standard accreditation. You will have the choice to use the Trusted Standard or the Trusted Charity Standard logos and certificates.
What is Trusted Standard?
Supported by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Trusted Standard is a nationally recognised quality Standard awarded to your organisation after an external assessment. Achieving the Standard offers service users and funders external verification of the quality and credibility of your organisation.
You can apply to be assessed for the Trusted Standard after completing your self-assessment and implementing your Trusted Standard action plans.
Once your application has been processed your organisation will undergo an external assessment which involves gathering evidence, reviewing documentation and interviewing staff, board members and volunteers. This is a two-stage assessment process. Stage 1 comprises a desktop review and, upon successful completion of Stage 1, the organisation will progress to Stage 2, namely an on-site (or remote) assessment.
The external assessment will be carried out by our Trusted Standard assessors – members of the voluntary and community sector who are trained and supported to carry out assessments of organisations against the Trusted Standard.