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The Matrix Standard

What is the Matrix Standard?


The Matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of information, advice and guidance (IAG). It helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice and it offers accreditation to those that meet the full standard. When an independent assessor confirms that all criteria are met, the organisation becomes an accredited organisation and can display the matrix quality mark to demonstrate that it offers high quality IAG services.

Services for Young People is fully Matrix accredited. 

Read more about our latest assessment, which took place in October 2021 and concluded that “Services for Young People is a remarkable and successful example of what can be achieved by a local authority focused on ensuring its young people are able to fulfil their potential" in the article below:

Services for Young People praised for its careers guidance and employment support