Quality Award

The Quality Award is the only award in the UK which is specifically tailored for befriending services and is valued by referrers, befrienders, commissioners and funders. 

Developed by Befriending Networks in consultation with member organisations and other experts in the field of befriending, it promotes Good Practice in the Sector. The Quality Award is relevant for services of all kinds, from children and young people to older adults, one-to-one face-to-face befriending to telephone or group befriending. 

“Having a nationally recognised accreditation is essential to further development and obtaining future funding/ partners. It has been useful in our organisation’s efforts to obtain support and care contracts where this sort of service is highly regarded and beneficial to overall care and support.”


"Definitely recommend the award as it has given us confidence in the quality and processes of our befriending service, a moral booster for staff/volunteers and confidence when promoting the service to partners and funders. Befriending Networks were brilliant from start to finish."

- CommunityTogetherCIC