Quality Standards

National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for Services/ Projects

What is the National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF)?
The National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) is a support and development tool for the youth work sector. It provides organisations with an opportunity to articulate, through a common language, their youth work practice. It also provides a structured framework for organisations to assess, indicate and enhance their work.

Download the National Quality Standards Framework for Youthwork

Standards for Youth Clubs/ Groups

What is the National Quality Standards for Youth Groups (NQSYG)

The National Quality Standards for Youth Groups are simply a set of statements of what should be in place to assist in ensuring quality. These statements outline what level of service can be expected and how services will be provided so as to ensure that they are delivered to an agreed level of quality and that the level is consistent on a national basis

Download the National Quality Standards Framework for Volunteer Led Youth Groups

Interactive Online Resource – Route Map
An interactive online resource, or Route Map, has been developed for the Department for Children and Youth Affairs (by the Centre for Effective Services) to support the implementation of the National Quality Standards Initiatives. The Route Map for the National Quality Standards Initiatives for Youth Work and Youth Activities is an innovative resource which makes available an array of web-based information which is international in scope

The Route Map is also accompanied by a more detailed table of resources which houses over 100 quality materials to support staff-led youth groups and over 30 resources to support volunteer-led youth activities.

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