As employers, all of our Group partners are committed to providing the best possible standards for our staff and the people we support.

An important part of our commitment includes working hard to achieve high accreditation ratings in different areas of our business.

We have a long history of successful accreditations across our different partner organisations, including:

Investors in Diversity

One of Richmond Fellowship's key aims is to respond effectively to our diverse communities and to attract and develop a diverse workforce. To reflect this commitment, Richmond Fellowship has worked with National Centre for Diversity to secure Investors in Diversity (IiD) accreditation.

The National Centre for Diversity aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) practices. They work with organisations to positively influence beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and conduct towards issues surrounding EDI and to transform the workplace environment to one which is equitable and inclusive.

Their Investors in Diversity accreditation, which Richmond Fellowship has proudly held since 2016, provides an all-encompassing methodology for improving equality, diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace and has enabled us to take a structured and planned approach to ensure that EDI is at the heart of what we do. It has also provided us with an excellent framework to bring together all of our organisation’s work around EDI.

Investors in People

Richmond Fellowship and Aquarius have both achieved their Silver accreditation against the Investors In People Standard, which demonstrates our commitment to high performance through good people management.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry and enables us to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Disability Confident

Richmond Fellowship is accredited as a Disability Confident employer. To achieve this status, we have demonstrated our commitment to:

  • Ensure our recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible
  • Communicating and promoting vacancies
  • Offering an interview to disabled people
  • Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • Supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people.


CHAS Accredited 

Richmond Fellowship is a CHAS health and safety accredited contractor.

CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.​

Committed to Excellence

The Recovery Focus Group has achieved the Committed to Excellence 2* (C2E) award, which is a prestigious and internationally recognised accreditation awarded by the British Quality Foundation to organisations which use the EFQM model to remain focused on improving and developing and is a kite mark which demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement.

While we have other accreditations that focus on particular areas of our work, the C2E uses a whole organisation approach (leadership, customers, staff, people we support and society). Having the accreditation links us into a professional network and events and helps to raise the profile of the Recovery Focus Group and each of its individual partner organisations.

Cyber Essentials

Recovery Focus holds Cyber Essentials accreditation, which aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously.

As part of our accreditation application, we were required to assess ourselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor then verified the information provided.

The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security. Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts. For further information please visit\cyberessentials


Both Richmond Fellowship’s Head Office and Aquarius' Head Office have secured ISO14001 accreditation. ISO14001 is a standard relating to environmental management that exists to help:

  • Minimise how business operations negatively affect the environment
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations and other environmentally oriented requirements
  • Continually improve in the above areas.


DVIP's work with perpetrators of domestic violence is accredited by Respect. The Respect Standard sets out an evidence-based, safety-focused framework which identifies good practice and offers guidance for organisations to ensure that they are meeting the needs of service users safely and effectively. By evidencing that they meet the Respect Standard, organisations demonstrate their competence in working with perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse with the safety of survivors and their children at the heart.

It encompasses all work an organisation carries out with perpetrators, including:

  • early intervention
  • behaviour change programmes (groupwork or 1-2-1)
  • high intensity case management with high risk perpetrators
  • disruption activities

And it covers the whole cohort of perpetrators:

  • men and women in straight or same sex relationships
  • those who are motivated to change and those who aren’t
  • those presenting different levels of risk and need

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