Sharing our values
What do you believe?
The NSPCC’s vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. We are inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children – by standing up for their rights, by listening to them, by helping them when they need us and by making them safe.
If you’re interested in working for the NSPCC, you should know that there are certain values and behaviours that drive all of our work. They are integral to what we do and how we do it – so we look for them in everyone we work with.
Our working cultureFour key values drive all of our work:
- Courage: We communicate openly and honestly, challenging the status quo and using our independence and experience to lead change for children in all our activities.
- Respect: We respect children and seek to foster respect for them in others.
- Protect: Everything the NSPCC does is designed to protect children and young people from harm.
- Trust: We strive to be someone that children can trust. We work alongside and in cooperation with others, and wherever possible seek to forge new partnerships that can help to end cruelty to children.
These values show that children are at the heart of everything we do, and that we believe we can only achieve our mission by working with others with integrity.
In working with each other, we want to get the best from everyone. Your contribution is vital, so we’ll give you the support you need to carry out your work and develop as a professional. But we are also passionate about what we do, so we have very high standards.
Keeping children safe
Finally, and most importantly, we believe in always protecting children and young people. That means extensive vetting is carried out before you start working with us. If you will be working unsupervised with children, we check your details against police and government records. And when you’re a member of staff, you will need to know our safeguarding procedures.
Find out more about working for the NSPCC by searching for your next role.
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