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Core Values

Our core values were agreed following discussions with employees across the service area. Staff were encouraged to think about and record the behaviours and ways of working that illustrate three standards - ideal, expected and unacceptable. Four broad themes emerged from the feedback and these now form the Service's core values.

As a Service and as individuals we value:

  • Honesty, clarity and accountability
  • Respect for each other
  • Working together to improve
  • A 'can do' attitude

Many of the very practical examples of behaviours and ways of working that were recorded in the discussion groups
have been included in a wider core values behavioural framework. This clarifies what the values mean in practice and really helps to bring them to life.

The framework sets out what the Service stands for and what matters most to us as individuals and as an organisation. It also allows staff and managers at all levels to know what is expected of them and what they can expect in return.
We are working hard to ensure that these important principles underpin everything we do and the way we operate.

Core Values Behavioural Framework


If you are applying for a vacancy with the Service, it is important that you read and understand the Core Values Behavioural Framework. During the application process you will be asked to commit to practicing and actively promoting the values, along with the ideal and expected behaviours and ways of working.


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