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There are just six steps to achieving the CANparent Quality Mark:
To apply for the CANparent Quality Mark, you must be a member of Parenting UK. Membership starts at just £24 a year for individuals. Once you have joined, you will then be able to apply for the CANparent Quality Mark. Applying for the CANparent Quality Mark costs £1,150 for organisations and individuals with a turnover under £500,000 and £2,250 for those with a turnover over £500,000.
Following collating all the required evidence you will need to submit it through the CANparent website. It is a simple upload process, similar to attaching a document to an email. The list of evidence is seen in the section below (CANparent Quality Mark – practitioners)
This makes up the bulk of the assessment of the CANparent Quality Mark. The evidence is then assessed to establish whether your organisation meets all the elements. It is likely that the evidence submitted will be discussed at the meeting between you and the assessor. Please note that all evidence submitted to the CANparent assessment team is confidential and will be stored securely. This is further detailed in the code of conduct for assessors.
After this meeting you will receive a report detailing your application to the CANparent Quality Mark. It will show where you evidenced that you meet each element. Likewise it will also show if your evidence needs to be addressed.
If your organisation has met the CANparent Quality Mark elements and if the assessor’s report has confirmed this, you will be awarded the CANparent Quality Mark. If your organisation is successful you will be sent information from the CANparent team highlighting this within 1 week. You will be able to use the Quality Mark logo on your material (see Terms and Conditions for details on usage) and upload all relevant courses to the CANparent website. The CANparent Quality Mark will remain valid for two years, after which you will need to apply for a new assessment.
If your organisation has not met the CANparent standards the assessment process ends. You will not be awarded the CANparent Quality Mark and you will be invited to re-apply. If you disagree with the findings of the assessment there is an Appeals procedure which can be followed. For more information on this please contact the CANparent team at Family Lives.