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Standards and assurance community

The standards and assurance community exists to:

  • bring together people with an interest in government digital standards
  • discuss and challenge government digital standards
  • examine how people understand and apply digital standards to build high quality services that meet the needs of users

Who the community is for

You might be interested in this community if your work involves:

  • designing, implementing or assessing government digital or technology standards
  • assessing commercial and infrastructure decisions related to digital or technology projects
  • writing advice for ministers about spend controls for digital or technology projects
  • assuring or submitting digital and business cases within the spending controls process

You don’t have to be in a standards-related role to join.

Get involved

Join the GDS Advice and Assurance community to discuss issues related to government digital standards (request access using your government email address).

If you can’t access this discussion space, please email for help.

Community resources

Use these resources to learn more about government standards and assurance:

Standards and assurance in the Service Manual

These guides show what we currently believe to be best practice in standards and assurance for government services:

Help us keep the Service Manual up to date by:

  • contributing to community discussions
  • telling us if something is wrong or out of date using the feedback link in each guide
Last update:

Guidance first published