About us Our Awards and Achievements Awards and achievements We're extremely proud to have achieved these awards. Investors in people The Investors in People Standard sets out how the very best organisations manage, develop and lead their people. This enables Children North East to be confident that they invest in their people. Every assessment is an opportunity for all staff to get their voices heard and shape the future of the organisation. It’s a powerful way to ensure the organisation invests and recognise the skills and talent staff bring to the workplace. Investors in Volunteer Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. It assists the organisation in continually improving the quality of its volunteer management and involvement, it proves and improves the effectiveness of our work with volunteers, and enhances the organisation's reputation to attract more volunteers. It shows volunteers and potential volunteers how much they are valued and gives them confidence in the organisations ability to provide an outstanding volunteer experience. CHAS This demonstrates Children North East’s commitment to improving the safety of our organisation on all our sites. Being CHAS accredited also demonstrates that the organisation has demonstrated compliance and that adequate systems are in place in regards to Health and Safety incorporating specialist procedures & training for safety equipment/safe systems of work & material installation. Disability Confident Employer The Disability Confident scheme aims to help Children North East make the most of the opportunities provided by employing disabled people. It is voluntary and has been developed by employers and disabled people’s representatives. Being Disability Confident benefits Children North East as an employer by: enabling us to draw from the widest possible pool of talent enabling us to secure high quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working saving time and money on the costs of recruitment and training by reducing staff turnover helping us keep valuable skills and experience reducing the levels and costs of sickness absences improving employee morale and commitment by demonstrating that we treat all employees fairly Living Wage We have a strong social conscious, hence the reason we were one of the top three organisations in the north east region to become a living wage employer. Our values and ethos are strongly linked with that of the Living Wage Foundation.