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Social Value Report Assurance

Assuring your Social Value Report will give your work a mark of quality and credibility. Submit your report to our Report Assurance service and if it meets the SVI report assurance standard the report becomes ‘assured’ and the below statement can be attached to the report.

The report shows a good understanding of, and is consistent with, the Social Value Principles and process. Assurance here does not include verification of stakeholder engagement, data and calculations.

View Assured Reports in the Report Database

Download the Assurance Standard

What support can I get to help my report become assured?

  1. Peer Support: As a member of SVI you are encouraged to gain support from other members through regional meetings, LinkedIn groups, webinars and slack channels.
  2. Assurance Standard Checklist: The Report Assurance standard is available in a checklist format for you to use as you produce your report. Download it here.
  3. Report Review Service: Submit any report to Social Value UK and feedback is provided on where the report shows good application of the Social Value Principles and areas in which it needs improving if it is to meet the assurance criteria.
  4. SVUK mentoring packages: Social Value UK provide a mentoring service that offers intense 1-2-1 coaching. NB: if a report has been produced with help from this mentoring service, it is not possible for it to be part of an individuals application for accredited practitioner status.

What is Report Assurance?

Assurance is more than just a rubber-stamping exercise. It is also a learning process designed to help you improve the way you measure impact.

During the process your analysis will be independently checked by our qualified assessors. They will check that a report shows good understanding of Social Value principles and practice. For an SROI report this means that principle #3 “value what matters” requires the use of financial proxies. However any social value/impact report can be tested against the Social Value principles.

Assurance is a principles based assessment. It does not include verification of stakeholder engagement, data and calculations.

When can I submit a report for assurance?

You can submit an application during a standard assurance and accreditation round (a two week period in which we receive many applications). The following rounds are scheduled:

Round OpensRound ClosesResults Released
11th February 201925th February 201925th March 2019
13th May 201928th May 201924th June 2019
16th September 201930th September 201928th October 2019
4th November 201918th November 20199th December 2019

Alternatively, you can use the Fast-Track service. This means you can apply at any time of the year.

How to apply

For more information about Report Assurance, including pricing, and to find out how to apply visit Social Value International.

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