Warwickshire anti-discrimination charity achieves gold standard - The Rugby Observer

Warwickshire anti-discrimination charity achieves gold standard

Rugby Editorial 19th Feb, 2020 Updated: 19th Feb, 2020   0

A CHARITY which helps to fight discrimination in Warwickshire has achieved the gold standard.

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP), which provides anti-discrimination support, advice and training in the county, has passed the Advice Quality Standard (AQS), a nationally-recognised quality mark for organisations providing free and independent advice.

Chief executive Junaid Hussain said: “The AQS shows the people using our discrimination casework service that we are working to the best possible professional standards. The team of staff and trustees have worked very hard to achieve it, and the board will be making sure that they maintain these high standards over the course of the year.”

Lindsey Poole, director of the Advice Services Alliance which awards the AQS, said: “The AQS is a tough benchmark to achieve, particularly in challenging times for the voluntary sector. We offer our congratulations to EQuIP for so clearly making the grade.”

EQuIP will join over 650 UK organisations, including the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, in displaying the AQS logo.

Visit www.equipequality.org.uk for more information on EQuIP.

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