AGCAS Membership Quality Standard

The AGCAS Membership Quality Standard outlines and demonstrates the levels of professionalism with which member services fulfil their purpose. 

Alongside an opportunity for service reflection and development, member engagement with the Quality Standard will enhance AGCAS’s ambition to provide support to its member services and their leadership across its strategic themes, most notably Advocacy, Learning and Research and Knowledge.

The aims of the AGCAS Membership Quality Standard are to:

  • Encourage and maintain high standards of professional delivery and conduct by AGCAS members.
  • Integrate with, not duplicate or replace, other externally verified quality standards, which a service may wish to achieve.
  • Offer a developmental opportunity for member services through self-identification of good practice and opportunities for development; alongside peer review in a form that suits individual service needs.

The Quality Standard has been developed by the AGCAS Professionalism Working Party [PWP], chaired Dr Nalayini Thambar, AGCAS Quality Director. 

The PWP have also established a supporting Code of Ethics. View the AGCAS Code of Ethics here


AGCAS Membership Quality Standard

AGCAS Membership Quality Self-Evaluation Guidance

AGCAS SED Template


For further information please email our Membership Team

Find out more about our Quality Strategy area here