British Values

The Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse United Kingdom, valuing our community and celebrating diversity.

These values are embedded throughout our programmes and promoted by all staff.

The core values of Britain are:

  1. The supremacy of law.
  2. A feature attributed to the UK constitution by Professor Dicey (Law of the Constitution, 1885). It embodied three concepts: the absolute predominance of regular law, so that the government has no arbitrary authority over the citizen; the equal subjection of all (including officials) to the ordinary law administered by the ordinary courts; and the fact that the citizen’s personal freedoms are formulated and protected by the ordinary law rather than by abstract constitutional declarations.

A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

The right to believe, act and express oneself freely.”

Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights generally seen as outside Government control. It is the protection of your rights and the rights of others. It is seen in day to day life through the following:

  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Rights, choice, consent and individuality
  • Values and principles

“Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.”

Mutual respect is understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own on others.

It is the foundation for honesty, trust, and meaningful communication. In order for relationships to remain healthy, both partners must be equally respected and appreciated. Mutual respect is defined as a proper regard for the dignity of a person or position.

Mutual trust and confidence is a phrase used in English law, particularly with reference to contracts in UK labour law, to refer to the obligations owed in an employment relationship between the employer and the worker.

We should respect an individual’s differences which may be any of the following:

  • Race
  • Culture
  • National origin
  • Region
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Marital Status
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • Disability
  • Socio-economic differences
  • Family structure
  • Health
  • Values

We will explore these British Values during your programme.

If you or someone you know is at risk you can raise your concerns and making a referral to: