CAADA Leading Lights
Accreditation for domestic abuse services
CAADA Leading Lights status is the mark of quality for domestic abuse services and is increasingly being recognised by commissioners and funders across the UK.
The Leading Lights accreditation programme offers services, partner agencies and commissioners a set of standards for supporting victims of domestic abuse. The programme was launched in 2009 and over forty services have been offered coaching, workshops and assessment since that time.
Leading Lights in 2013 – more accessible, more flexible, more cost-effective
Following internal review and consultation with Leading Lights services and the wider domestic abuse sector, we have made a number of changes to the Leading Lights programme with the aim of both broadening its reach and making it more accessible. The relaunched programme is now:
- Open to all risk-led, community based domestic abuse services
(e.g. outreach, floating support and IDVA). Service managers can apply Leading Lights standards to all elements of their service provision, rather than just an IDVA service.
- More flexible. Accreditation is a simple, two stage process: a training course for service managers (which provides a portable qualification), followed by an external service assessment by CAADA. The timescale for achieving accreditation is led by the service itself.
- More cost effective: the revised programme is now considerably cheaper than previously. For more details, see How much does it cost?
Find out more
About Leading Lights
Benefits of Leading Lights
What accreditation means to services – in their own words
How much does it cost?
How does it work?
Is my service eligible?
How can Leading Lights accreditation help my domestic abuse service?
Apply today: To apply or find out more, please contact email@example.com.
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