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Benefits of APS

MandB-APS_colourWhat are the benefits of achieving APS?

  • Provides a health check of your project and helps you to evaluate your policies and procedures
  • Enhances your credibility with funders by supporting safe, effective and professional practice
  • Increases public confidence in your project
  • Encourages more mentors/befrienders and service users to engage with your project
  • Supports a quality mentoring and befriending experience for all participants 
  • Raises your profile through entry in the MBF online project directory and use of the APS logo
  • Facilitates continuous improvement of your project


What do people say about APS?

People tell us that APS has supported them to:

  • Design and deliver their mentoring and/or befriending programme effectively
  • Evidence the impact of their mentoring and/or befriending programme
  • Access funding for their mentoring and/or befriending programme
  • Gain skills and knowledge from undertaking APS

“We are thrilled that we have ‘made the grade’. It was an extremely interesting process – one which most certainly helped us to get all documentation and procedures in order”
Helen Storey, CROPT (Cumbria Reducing Offending Partnership Trust)

“I am absolutely thrilled that BulliesOut has achieved such a prestigious standard. I am delighted by the comments in the report and can assure you that any recommendations will be taken on board.”
Linda James, BulliesOut

Case studies from projects that have gone through the APS process:

Find out more about what’s involved in applying for APS





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