Bridging the Gap Islington has recently achieved the Approved Provider Standard (APS), recognising the excellent work of their mentoring/befriending project.
The Approved Provider Standard (APS) is the national quality standard designed specifically for mentoring and befriending projects. APS is managed and delivered by NCVO.
APS aims to support safe and effective practice in mentoring and befriending. Organisations that achieve the standard have been assessed and found to exemplify good practice in:
• Their management and operation, including their commitment to safe working practice
• Their processes for identifying service users and assessing their needs
• The way they manage their mentors and befrienders, who are usually volunteers
• They way mentoring and befriending relationships are managed and the results they achieveThe Approved Provider Standard is the only quality standard that focuses on good practice in mentoring and befriending.
Further information about APS can be found on https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/quality-and-standards#aps. The Standard improves the management and delivery of mentoring and befriending projects. Though rigorous, is designed to be simple to implement and not to generate large amounts of paperwork.
Bridging the Gap Islington offers a free mentoring service to people who have been in trouble with the law, are at risk of offending, are homeless or recovering from addiction.
Our friendly trained mentors are here to provide you with support and guidance, to help you get to where you want to be.