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24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359
Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747
Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331

Our CEO, Sue Coleman, shares her thoughts on achieving the WAFE Quality Mark.

West Mercia Women’s Aid have been awarded the Women’s Aid Federation England (WAFE) Quality Mark once again! Pictured above are Clair de Groot (Chair of our Board) myself (Sue Coleman, CEO), and colleagues Helen Richardson and Jo Midgley clutching the certificate at the WAFE National Conference in July.

Every three years the whole organisation comes together to evidence the quality of the work that we do.  Through this process we have been able to demonstrate how we ensure that:

·        Women and children’s rights to life, liberty and dignity are upheld.

·        Equal access to their rights and entitlements is ensured for all survivors and barriers to equality are addressed.

·        Women survivors are supported to achieve long-term stability, independence and freedom from abuse.

·        The rights of children and young people to safety, education and family life are upheld.

·        Women and girls’ voices lead and inform the work that we do.

Achieving the quality mark and recognition is important to us.  We use the process as an opportunity for WMWA to identify and address gaps for ourselves – not just to get the badge – to review, reflect and focus our priorities moving forwards.

The WAFE Quality Standards provide a unique insight into the culture and values of Women’s Aid and why it is so important to us to be a part of the national Federation.

Find out more and read the Quality Standards in full here