Supported Employment Quality Framework

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The Supported Employment Quality Framework (SEQF) was produced through an ERASMUS project involving BASE and a number of transnational partners:

Our main objective has been to improve services for vulnerable job seekers, employees and their employers by creating a quality framework for supported employement agencies.

SEQF links the five basic principles of Supported Employment (client engagement, vocational profiling, job finding, employer engagement on & of job support)  to one or more of the nine EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) areas.

It contains a scored self-assessment toolkit for organisations which can be used to prioritise actions to further improve the quality of support offered to jobseekers and employers.

BASE has tested the self-assessment toolkit with a number of BASE members to refine the product. A shorter model fidelity version was developed in 2018 and DWP contracted BASE to conduct model fidelity audits on providers using this version for the supported employment Proof of Concept areas.

Please contact us if you have any queries about the use of the toolkit. BASE is able to offer support for organisations wishing to self-assess their provision.