Investors in People

Youth Options is proud to announce that we have achieved the prestigious Investors in People Silver Award.

Children and young people’s charity, Youth Options, has been recognised for the way it supports, develops and manages its staff with a successful accreditation from Investors in People (IIP). The charity has achieved the prestigious Silver IIP Standard following a rigorous assessment process which looks at how companies empower staff, recognise and reward good performance and deliver continuous improvement.
Youth Options supports children and young people, particularly those who are disadvantaged, to develop their social and emotional capabilities. Youth Options’ Chief Executive, Mark Dixon, says ‘Our staff are our key resource, and ensure that young people engaged with our programmes achieve significant outcomes. Achieving IIP demonstrates that we are committed to developing, not only the skills of our employees, but also the skills of the young people we work with.’ The charity has held Investors in People status since 2013.

The charity’s performance was judged to be above sector benchmark in all 9 areas of the framework. Margaret Faulkner who assessed Youth Options said ‘There is a great deal of good practice in place and the team at Youth Options are to be commended for the way in which they face the challenges of working in this sector with energy and enthusiasm – never once losing their passion for the delivery of high quality outcomes to the people and the communities they serve. The systems and processes they have introduced to support their people work well and help to maximise the amount of teamwork and collaboration that is so important to them in meeting the needs of their clients.’

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Silver standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is very committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Youth Options on their achievement.”