In September 2018 we renewed our Ambition Quality+, the quality standard for the voluntary sector. Ambition Quality + is endorsed by the Charity Commission (Standard Level 1) as a national quality assurance award. It is suitable for infrastructure and commissioning organisations or bodies that support smaller youth organisations. The quality framework has been designed to establish a recognised level of quality across any youth infrastructure organisation that is supporting others in delivering (and may also be directly delivering) youth work. Its aim is to set up a quality that can be achieved by all organisations to demonstrate they have a measure of competence in delivering and supporting youth work. The benefits of the award include;

  • Support Organisations to collect evidence on its work, which shows good practice.
  • Highlights our organisation is up-to-date with policies and procedures
  • We meet any legal requirements and provides a safe environment for young people.
  • Provides practical ways to positively use young people within your organisation.

Dorset Youth Association acknowledges the importance of being members of National Charities and Organisations. Below are the organisations we are affiliated to at present.