PQASSO helps third sector organisations take a systematic look at what they do, identify areas where they are doing well and not so well, and decide exactly where improvements are needed.
PQASSO covers all aspects of an organisation's work including governance, planning, leadership and management, managing people, managing money and outcomes and impact. Once an organisation has implemented PQASSO it can apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark, the external accreditation for PQASSO, which shows that the organisation has achieved the PQASSO quality standard at a particular level.
PQASSO Essentials is intended to help smaller, third sector groups and organisations that:
May never have reviewed their whole group or organisation and that want to do a basic 'health check' to know which areas they need to develop and strengthen
Want to start to introduce and embed quality and continuous improvement in their work
Need a framework to support the development of their group or organisation, and
Want to be more effective and efficient in how they work.