Our Accreditations

Our Awards and Accreditations

All of our awards have received independent recognition.

These accreditations often involve training programmes, which help to improve performances within CAB Lancashire West.

These credentials give both confidence and assurance to our Clients, Staff, Volunteers, and Funding Bodies.

They are symbolic of quality and help to boost efficiency and improve safety.

Please feel free to browse our selection of awards and endorsements below.

Citizens Advice Lancashire West received the SafeLives 3 year Leading Lights accreditation on 11th October 2016.

The accreditation represents the gold standard in terms of quality for any abuse related advice service. This accreditation is endorsed by commissioners and funders throughout the UK.


Citizens Advice Lancashire was awarded the AQS accreditation in July 2016.  The AQS is the quality mark for organisations that provide advice to the public on social welfare issues.  Organisations that hold the standard have demonstrated that they are easily accessible, effectively managed and employ staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of their clients.

If you want to find out more about the AQS, then please visit the AQS Website.


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The IMA accreditation is given to people/charities that prove they are skilled and professional when giving advice about money. It provides confidence that they are knowledgeable and working to best practice standards. The overriding objective is to assure quality in the money advice profession.  


The Charity Commission for England and Wales runs a quality assessment program which they look into before they decide to award accreditation. Our service is endorsed by the Charity Commission. The Accreditation recognises excellence, good practice, and the positive impact we have made in communities.

For more information about the Charity Commission please visit their website.


The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

More and more businesses are signing up to Disability Confident every week. The scheme helps them think differently about disability, and improve how they attract, recruit and retain disabled workers.

For more information about Disability Confident, please visit their website.