Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire commended by Sport England’s leading quality scheme
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:11
Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire has been accredited as 'Good' by Sport England's quality assurance mark, Quest, after passing a tough, two-day assessment under its Active Communities for Active Partnership's model.
Quest is the most well known improvement programme within the leisure industry and its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres and active communities teams in the UK. Now the scheme has been rolled out to enable Active Partnerships (APs) to check, challenge and evaluate the work that they do.
Quest Active Communities Entry for AP's consists of a two-day assessment, which is conducted against the five Active Communities AP Core Modules, covering areas such as collaborative leadership, continuous improvement, development and partnerships.
Stephen Brewster, Chief Executive officer said: "This is a fantastic achievement and a real team effort. Quest is much more than a tick box exercise; it is an ongoing programme to improve our involvement in processes and programmes to get more people active, and a great way to demonstrate our achievements."
Quest's operations director, Caroline Constantine, said: "The Quest assessment is led by trained independent assessors acting as critical friends, who check and challenge CSPs against five specially-designed modules that focus on organisational effectiveness and impact. By meeting Quest's high standards Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire has shown its commitment to improving lives by growing grassroots sport and physical activity. In these tough economic times it is more important than ever that sporting bodies can demonstrate their value, and the Quest process helps them do just that."