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You can find out about our assessments of applications for the quality mark here.

To gain the Accredited Registers quality mark organisations have to prove that they are committed to public protection and that they meet the Authority’s high standards.

When organisations apply for the quality mark our assessment of their application is presented to an Accreditation Panel.

The Panel considers the evidence and assesses the application against each of our Accreditation Standards. They then decide whether to accredit the applying organisation and award the quality mark, accredit it with conditions, or defer the application whilst they seek further information.

Recommendations that might be made by the Panel are:

  • Learning points – things that will improve the operation of a register
  • Instructions – actions that the organisation should take to improve practice – but which do not affect its suitability for the quality mark
  • Conditions – changes that must be made before the organisation can hold the quality mark.

The Authority will check if organisations have acted on learning points as part of their annual review of accreditation and will stipulate a timeframe for any instructions or conditions to be implemented. Registers that are successful and achieve the quality mark are listed on Find a Register.

You can read our Accreditation Panel decisions by clicking on the button on the left.