The Council on Accreditation (COA) announced it has accredited Spaulding for Children, affirming that Spaulding meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, COA accreditation provides assurance to all of its stakeholders that Spaulding for Children is delivering needed, high-quality services in our community, conducting its operations successfully, and managing its funds effectively.
“Kudos to each member of the Spaulding for Children team,” Cristina Peixoto, President/CEO of Spaulding for Children, said. “The COA Final Accreditation Report is a public confirmation of your outstanding work on behalf of families and children. The report affirms your professional commitment to deliver high-quality services, manage our finances effectively, and conduct day-to-day operations successfully. For this and all you do on behalf of our mission and those we serve, thank you.”
COA’s Final Accreditation Report includes information obtained from the Spaulding for Children self-study, a formal COA on-site review, and observations of Peer Reviewers. Through accreditation, COA formally attests that Spaulding meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. The accreditation process will be re-entered in four years.
The COA is an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. Founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities), its mission is to partner with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. The organization envisions excellence in the delivery of human services globally, resulting in the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.