You are logged in. Log out
Need help? Click here or call 0808 80 10 800

Standards

The Welsh Women’s Aid National Quality Service Standards (NQSS) form a set of accredited criteria against which dedicated specialist services addressing domestic abuse can evidence their quality of provision.

Embodying principles of participation, transparent governance and needs-led service delivery, they set out the nature and standard of service provision necessary to enable service users of domestic abuse service to cope with and recover from their experiences of abuse. The NQSS provide a framework for specialist domestic abuse services to evidence their quality and efficacy to stakeholders and service users.

They are in line with the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 statutory guidance being developed as well as being mapped to the national training framework requirements. They also take into account non-devolved strategic approaches from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice as well as EU and internationally recognised standards for preventative, protective and supportive service provision.

Download the NQSS Introductory Document (PDF – 1.3kb)

The following services have achieved a full pass:

  • Cyfannol Women’s Aid
  • WWA direct services (Wrexham and Colwyn)
  • Bawso
  • Women’s Aid RCT
  • Swansea Women’s Aid
  • Cardiff Women’s Aid
  • West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
  • Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre
  • DASU North Wales
  • Newport Women’s Aid
  • Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid

For more information about the standards, or to apply, email standards@welshwomensaid.org.uk.

Are you a graphic artist or a cartoonist who is passionate about creating socially engaging cartoons, while trying to initiate a positive change in the society? We would like to invite you to put your skills to use for women’s rights! Find out more here: ow.ly/1NBm50ju1aw pic.twitter.com/Z1fbLUh46K

About 6 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter