BNSC To Hold Reception On October 25

October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bermuda National Standards Committee [BNSC] will host a reception tomorrow [Oct 25] at the O’Hara House, Bermudiana Road, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda National Standards Committee will host a reception on Thursday, October 25 celebrating a 16 year relationship with the Council on Accreditation [COA], an international accrediting body that partners with human service organizations to improve service delivery outcomes worldwide.

“Mr. Darrell Woodliff, a representative from the COA will be at the reception to receive acknowledgments in recognition of the COA and its contribution in supporting the adoption of best practice standards applied within Bermuda’s charitable and public human services.

“In addition to welcoming Mr. Woodliff, the BNSC will also acknowledge two of the COA accreditation site reviewers. Gayle Watts and Robert Jacobs will be honored for over 10 years of service as Accreditation Peer Reviewers for Bermuda charitable and public organizations.

“The Bermuda National Standards Committee was formed in 2005 as a public-private partnership to promote accreditation and accountability in the charity sector. The BNSC adopted the standards and the internationally recognized accreditation process of the Council on Accreditation in New York through a precedent setting Memorandum of Understanding.

“Bermuda was the first country to forge such a partnership and the agreement between BNSC and COA includes a commitment to preserve the international standards and use international reviewers while maintaining a less expensive and more culturally relevant Bermuda operation.

“BNSC offers accreditation to create opportunities for organizations to strengthen their operations and programs in order to demonstrate that they are operating at an international level of best practice. BNSC engages both public and private human service organizations in the accreditation process. For the first time in 2017, BNSC was able to offer accreditation standards for Senior Care Homes. Four Senior Care homes are now working towards accreditation.

“In addition to Accreditation, BNSC also provides standards for Certification to any Bermuda charity that does not provide direct prevention or intervention services.

“To date, the BNSC has accredited thirteen organizations and certified sixteen charitable organizations. Bermuda National Standards Committee is welcoming more applicants for next year. For more about BNSC, email nadine@prevention.bm or call 336-2821.”

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