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Accreditation Standards

To gain and retain accreditation, providers are assessed against Social Sector Accreditation Standards and specific specialist standards at a level indicative of the type of services they deliver.

Specialist Standards

(Find out more information on the Iwi Social and Community Services)

(Find out more information on the Level 3: OSCAR Approval process)

Each set of standards includes guidelines to assist providers in determining how to demonstrate compliance.

Before your next assessment, an MSD approvals assessor will be in touch to explain which standards will apply to you. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email Social_Services_Accreditation@msd.govt.nz or talk to a member of your regional approvals team.

About Social Sector Accreditation Standards

In 2015, social sector agencies jointly developed the Social Sector Accreditation Standards (SSAS).

In addition to SSAS, there are specific accreditation standards that cover specialist services with a specific focus.