In 2008 Tearfund agreed a number of Quality Standards in order to support the practical application of good practice. The Quality Standards bring together all the relevant external and internal accountability and quality standards, codes, guidelines and principles to which Tearfund is committed. 

Click here for a summary of Tearfund’s Quality Standards, as well as the international codes and standards which have shaped and informed them.

Click here (PDF 159 KB) for Tearfund’s Quality Standards action plan which tracks our improvement commitments. 

Quality Standards Field Guide

A Field Guide has been drawn up to explain how each Quality Standard can be put into practice. A short chapter on each Standard summarises the commitment and sets out a series of practical steps to be taken to put the commitment into practice.

Click here (PDF 3.9 MB) for the full Quality Standards Field Guide. A French version (PDF 19.6 MB) is also available. 

Click here (PDF 328 KB) for the introductory chapter, which explains how the Quality Standards are developed and used.

Quality Standards revealed at community level: Toolkit here

Click on the links below to find the individual Field Guide chapters and other material relevant to that Standard: