Find out about the different accreditation levels and what these mean for a social service provider
Accreditation standards have 4 levels of accreditation. We use a levels framework to work out what your accreditation level should be.
Together contracting agencies and Te Kāhui Kāhu decide what services sit at what level in the framework. This will determine the requirements you must meet to gain accreditation.
The accreditation standards are also divided across 4 levels of compliance. Your organisation's accreditation level determines what level of compliance you have to meet.
What accreditation level your organisation needs to meet depends on the services you're funded to provide.
If you have a contract, it should tell you which accreditation level you need to apply for.
If you have more than one contract, you only need to apply once at the highest level. The higher level will automatically cover the core standards at the lower level (note that in our framework, the lower the number the higher the level).
If you’re still unsure, talk to your contract manager or email us at email@example.com if you have not yet been assigned one.
If your organisation is an OSCAR provider, you need to apply for level 3 OSCAR accreditation.
If you provide an inter-country adoption service, you need to apply for level 2 accreditation.
If you deliver services under the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989, you need to apply for level 3 social services accreditation.
Once you know your accreditation level, you can check what level of compliance you need to meet.
This has the highest level of compliance.
This has a significant level of compliance.
This has a substantial level of compliance.
This involves a reasonable level of compliance.