Assurance & Accreditation
Social Value UK provide a range of assurance and accreditation services on behalf of Social Value International. All of the following services are available to members of Social Value International:
- Assuring Reports
- SVI Practitioner
- Accrediting Software Products
- Accrediting Products
- The Social Value Certificate
Why is assurance important?
Assurance provides confidence in your work, and the judgements you have made. It is also a useful learning tool, to assess how you might be able to improve your social value measurement for next time. Assurance also speaks directly to Principle 7 – Verify the result.
Assurance Calendar 2020
|Assurance Service||Round Opens||Round Closes|
|Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results||20th January 2020||24th January 2020|
|Report Assurance||20th January 2020||31st January 2020|
|SVI Practitioner||17th February 2020||28th February 2020|
|Social Value Certificate||9th March 2020||20th March 2020|
|Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results||20th April 2020||24th April 2020|
|Report Assurance||20th April 2020||1st May 2020|
|SVI Practitioner||18th May 2020||29th May 2020|
|Social Value Certificate||8th June 2020||19th June 2020|
|Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results||6th July 2020||10th July 2020|
|Report Assurance||6th July 2020||17th July 2020|
|SVI Practitioner||1st September 2020||11th September 2020|
|Social Value Certificate||21st September 2020||2nd October 2020|
|Associate Practitioner Level 1 Results||12th October 2020||16th October 2020|
|Report Assurance||12th October 2020||23rd October 2020|
|SVI Practitioner||9th November 2020||20th November 2020|
|Social Value Certificate||30th November 2020||11th December 2020|
Download a PDF of the Assurance Calendar 2020 here.
For more details on specific rounds, please click on the following links:
For the Social Value International Assurance and Accreditation services, run by Social Value UK, there are now a number of different services running that require systemic planning. These services are:
- Report Assurance
- SVI Practitioner Levels 2 and 3
- Social Value Certificate
All services have a pool of applicants through the year and require timely responses and managed feedback processes. Therefore, for 2020 Social Value International will be running rounds of application for all services. There will be 4 rounds for each service. Report Assurance and Accredited Practitioner applications will be separated due to the updated AP pathway.
Fast track application requests can be made directly to the SVI Assurance Team.
There are a number of other assurance services that are managed on a bespoke basis. These are:
- Product Accreditation (training, guidance and frameworks)
- Software Accreditation
Assurance and Accreditation Complaints and Appeals:
There may be situations where issues arise with the outcome (results) of your application for accreditation or assurance, or with the process itself, or anything else that you may wish to raise as an appeal or complaint. Social Value International three-step complaints and appeals process to deal with your issue in a thorough and responsive manner. Details of the procedure can be found here.
Case studies and blogs
We have collected case studies about how assurance and accreditation have positively impacted individuals and their work and been useful for both reports and software.
Social Value Certificate Blog Posts