Contact’s Helpline team offer top grade service

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Friday 24 February 2023

Tags: Helpline, Helpline accreditation

We’re delighted to let you know that Contact’s Helpline has been awarded the Helplines Partnership’s Standard accreditation for the fourth time in a row.

Our helpline advisers provide a first-rate service to families, advising parent carers on issues including benefits, education, getting a diagnosis and getting support.  

Achieving re-accreditation to the Helpline Partnership Quality Standard – the nationally recognised quality standard for helplines – for a further three years means that parents can be assured that they are receiving first rate information, advice and support from our team of helpline advisers.   

The assessment process included:

  • Reviewing documentary evidence produced by the helpline and supplemented by follow-up interviews with the team
  • Making test calls and email enquiries to the helpline
  • Assessment activities including observing enquiries being handled by helpline workers
  • Conducting telephone interviews with commissioners/funders, key individuals responsible for information/marketing and delivery partners.

Our Helpline service offers more than just a phone line (0808 808 3555)

Last year our helpline team dealt with almost 11,000 enquiries.

Our Helpline includes:

·        Live Chat service allowing you to instantly talk to one of our parent advisers online via Charlie the Chatbot.

·        Email advice via our helpline form.

·        Enquiries posted on our social media channels including our private Facebook group.