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Social Services Accreditation

The purpose of Social Services Accreditation (SSA) is to provide government and communities with independent assurance that social service providers can deliver safe, quality services to New Zealanders.

SSA accredits social service providers on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and the Department of Corrections.


About us

Find out more about Social Services Accreditation and what we do.

About us

Information for Providers

All information for Providers, including how to apply for accreditation can be found through the following link:

Information for providers

Accreditation Standards

Providers are assessed against the Social Sector Accreditation Standards (SSAS) and additional specialist standards.

Accreditation standards


Contact us

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact us via email or post.

Social Services Accreditation contact information

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