External audits and recognition of quality

Levels of recognition of quality

EQUASS offers two types of external audits leading to a recognition of the quality of services provided by a European Social service provider:

  • EQUASS Assurance
  • EQUASS Excellence

 

EQUASS Assurance audits will continue to be offered through the main office in Brussels and its various Local Licence Holders across Europe.

EQUASS Excellence audit will continue to be offered exclusively through the main office in Brussels.

 

Recognising Commitment to Quality

Under the 2018 system, applicants to EQUASS Assurance or EQUASS Excellence that fail to meet the scoring threshold for quality recognition, but whose efforts and scores reflect a commitment to Quality are awarded either:

Committed to Assurance (for Applicants to the EQUASS Assurance quality mark)

Committed to Excellence (for Applicants to the EQUASS Assurance quality mark)