We are delighted to announce that we have joined as a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), the premier membership organisation representing excellence and performance improvement in the UK.
BQF already boast a number of charity organisations including St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity, St Monica Trust, The Prince’s Trust and the National Autistic Society. And in 2015 Phoenix Futures, a charity and housing association which helps people overcome drug and alcohol problems, won two categories at the UK Excellence Awards, BQF’s flagship scheme to recognise outstanding performance.
Commenting, Russell Longmuir, CEO and Director General of BQF said: “There is a huge and under-explored opportunity for charities to gain insights into organisational change, improvement and development from business. Equally, though, the opportunity is there for businesses to learn from the ways that charities engage stakeholders, manage challenges and evolve the way they deliver services. With KIDS joining the BQF community, I very much look forward to seeing this learning process put into action.
Our Chief Executive, Caroline Stevens added: “Founded over 45 years ago, we support over 8,000 children a year and work with 80 different local authorities from across England. Our vision is a world in which all disabled children and young people realise their aspirations. Our commitment to the excellence framework will help us to benchmark our activities, tell us how well KIDS is working together as an organisation and help us identify what our priorities are for improving the way we work and the outcomes we want to achieve.”
Read the full press release here.