Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid receives National Quality Mark


Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid (BSWA) has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark, certifying it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

The Women’s Aid Quality Standard is a national standard measuring the quality of specialist domestic violence services to ensure safety, the highest quality and expertise in delivery of services to meet the needs of women, young people and children experiencing abuse.

BSWA was particularly commended for its flexibility in supporting women in all circumstances when experiencing abuse, its services for young people, its proactive involvement in partnerships within the region and its language specialisms.

BSWA chief executive Maureen Connolly said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark.

“Providing accessible, effective and tailored services for women and children is at the heart of everything we do, and it is extremely rewarding to receive this recognition for that.”

Polly Neate, chief executive of Women’s Aid Federation England said: “We are very proud to award BSWA the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark for their excellent work supporting women and children.

“Specialist, high-quality domestic violence services can make the difference between a full, independent life and living in fear of your life for women escaping abuse.

“The hard work and dedication of the team at BSWA is making that difference, and I thank them for the very high quality of the service they provide.”