About the Project
The Quality Standards Support Project
The Quality Standards Support Project works to support drug and alcohol services in Ireland.
The Quality Standards Support Project aims to support projects to develop their services in line with good practice by providing a sustainable model to support the national development of good practice, providing learning supports, and facilitating the sharing of information between peer agencies in the development of good practice.
QuADS – Quality in Alcohol and Drug Services – is a quality standards framework developed in the UK by Alcohol Concern and SCODA in 1999. QuADS has been contextualised for Irish drug and alcohol services and has been adopted as the national quality standards for addiction services in Ireland.
Resources to support the QuADS Organisational Standards include the following:
Quality Champions Training
The aim of Champions Training is to provide key persons in organisations with the skills to become a quality champion in their service.
Policy Template Library
A library of policy templates for drug and alcohol services
How to use the QuADS Organisational Standards manual
A quick guide on how to use the QuADS Organisational Standards manual to review quality standards in an organisation
Links to useful resources
Videos on topics relating to quality standards
A list of frequently asked questions
For more information on the Quality Standards Support Project please contact: