Assurance and Accreditation

Social Value UK provide a range of assurance and accreditation services on behalf of Social Value International. All of the following services are available to members of Social Value International:

More detailed information on each of these services can be found by clicking the links.

Why is assurance important?

Assurance provides confidence in your work, and the judgements you have made. It is also a useful learning tool, to assess how you might be able to improve your social value measurement for next time. Assurance also speaks directly to Principle 7 – Verify the result.

What is the assurance standard?

You can download the Assurance Standard in full here.

The Assurance Standard is set by our Reporting and Assurance Technical Committee.

When can I apply for assurance?

You can submit an application for report Assurance or Practitioner Accreditation during a standard assurance and accreditation round (a two week period in which we receive many applications). Alternatively, you can use the Fast-Track service. This option is much quicker than normal applications and you can submit at any time of the year. It costs an extra £300 but means you receive the results in half the time and do not have to wait for an ‘assurance round’.

The following standard rounds are scheduled for 2018:

Open for applicationsDeadline for applicationsEstimated result date (may be subject to change)
11th February 201925th February 201925th March 2019
13th May 201928th May 201924th June 2019
16th September 201930th September 201928th October 2019
4th November 201918th November 201916th December 2019

You can apply for Software Accreditation, Product Accreditation or the Social Value Certificate at any time.

How much does assurance cost?

Click on the links below for more information on pricing:

Assurance is managed by Social Value UK, please contact for more details.