Skewen-based Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting is celebrating after achieving a Welsh Government Quality Mark for the quality of the youth work it provides. Launched in 2014 as part of the Welsh Government’s National Youth Work Strategy for Wales, the Quality Mark provides a robust, independent, external assessment of the quality and performance of organisations that deliver youth work in Wales.
The Welsh Government Quality Mark supports youth work organisations to challenge their practice and drive up quality youth work provision. It is designed to support the development of a more consistent youth work offer across Wales to young people and it will support services to build confidence in each other. The Quality Mark is made up of twelve Quality Standards. Whitehead-Ross Education achieved a ‘good’ grade for twelve areas, demonstrating effective working arrangements that benefit young people.
Ian Ross, Managing Director of Whitehead-Ross Education, said: “I am very proud of our dedicated Youth Workers and team who provide a high quality service to young people across Swansea and NPT. Only two local authorities in South Wales, RCT and the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service, currently hold the Youth Work Quality Mark so we are doing very well to be leading the way locally in providing an exceptional service as the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Youth Services do not currently hold the Quality Mark.”