What is Foyer accreditation?
The Foyer Accreditation Framework integrate a set of Foyer Tests, Core Features, and Advantaged Thinking philosophy, into three distinct modules. These modules draw from two decades of Foyer learning from the UK to define a set of offer areas, standards, and indicators, that have been tested and shaped to fit the Australian context. Since Foyer is an approach, not a ‘set model’, the accreditation process is designed to be flexible, exploring how a Foyer is expressed in the context of a service and its community. The framework is the only quality assurance scheme that combines a Foyer ethos and Advantaged Thinking lens to help services develop and benchmark performance.
Why should your service participate
Foyers are synonymous with a holistic, empowered, positive multi-sectoral approach to addressing youth homelessness through accommodation, support and education transitioning to independent living. The accreditation framework outlines the quality standards that are achieved by service providers known as Foyers. The Foyer name in Australia is trusted to deliver high-quality outcomes for young people and is a robust and successful model in which government and other funders have confidence investing.
The Foyer Foundation Accreditation Framework provide a quality assurance framework which enables your Foyer to demonstrate it invests in young people’s assets, talents and potential. This framework is both a developmental tool for services to evaluate and strengthen Advantaged Thinking practice and a quality assurance system that can be a powerful resource for demonstrating impact and value to stakeholders.
Completed over a 12 month period, the accreditation scheme is comprised of three phases.
Phase 1 provides the opportunity to explore your service against the Foyer framework and Advantaged Thinking ethos.
Phase 2 involves a detailed self-assessment and analysis, leading to a development plan with a final submission of evidence including data.
Phase 3 concludes this process with a two-day visit (by an assessor) involving staff, young people, and stakeholders; a final report and panel validation of your accredited
Become an accredited Foyer
Click here for the Australian Foyer Foundation Accreditation Framework (AFFAF) 2020.
For more information on the FOR Youth accreditation program, please contact Katie Hooper on 0427 050 566 or [email protected].