The Advice Services Alliance is considering offering a Peer Review Online Platform (PROP) for advice organisations. By "peer review" we mean an independent file review to examine the quality and accuracy of advice giving undertaken by a practitioner with the appropriate skills and experience to judge. Independent review on the quality of advice given is a requirement of the Advice Quality Standard (E2). Some organisations fulfill this by undertaking peer reviews.
How such a process would work is described in a short background paper at AQS - Proposal for Peer Review Online Platform. We believe that an online peer review system would help advice agencies to manage and develop the quality of advice delivered, give a level of assurance to advice funders and help to ensure a consistency of advice to our communities. It will also help smaller advice organisations more easily achieve the requirements of the AQS.
Through this survey, we would like to know your views. Thank you for your help through the completion of this survey.
If you 'agree' to question 20 you will be entered into a draw forfive prizes worth £50. You will be able to select what prize you receive. In addition, the first 20 (agreeing) participants to complete this survey will receive the University of Bristol's new research book, Advising in Austerity Reflections on challenging times for advice agencies.
This survey should take roughly 8-10 minutes.
Closing date: 5:00pm, 28th February 2018.
Sections: About You (Q1-4), Value of Peer Review (Q5-14), Interest in Proposal (Q15-19), Agreement (Q20)