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Scroll below for more information on NICCY's Values and Behaviours and it's Staff Charter.
NICCY’s values represent the organisation’s core ethics and the principles by which we abide. Our values were developed by staff and are supported by the Staff Charter which outlines leadership and management competencies and what staff and management can expect from each other.
Our values are:
We will work with and on behalf of children and young people in a way that respects their rights; including modelling effective participation in the organisation.
We will support children and young people to be children’s rights defenders on behalf of themselves and others.
We will keep ourselves informed on current issues facing children and young people by hearing from them directly, from relevant research or from other relevant stakeholders.
We will continue to learn from best practice and developments in domestic and international children’s rights discourse.
We will maintain and defend our independence and progress our status as an Independent Human Rights Institution in line with the Paris Principles.
We will co-ordinate and collaborate with others who work to promote children’s rights as appropriate.
We will be proactive in holding relevant authorities and bodies to account in relation to their delivery on children’s rights.
We will make autonomous and balanced decisions.
We will promote the rights of the full spectrum of children and young people, engaging directly with them and challenging any breaches of their rights.
We will endeavour to ensure that all our engagement and communication methods are accessible to all children and young people, and wider stakeholders.
We will educate ourselves and others on best practice in regard to inclusive and tolerant language and behaviour.
We will apply our values both internally and externally and aim to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect, valued for their difference in identity, thought, background and experience, and feel empowered in their roles.
We will act with the utmost professionalism at all times.
We will adhere to all internal policies and legislative requirements.
We will be clear, direct and unambiguous in our communication.
We will keep to our commitments.
We will use our powers to identify, challenge and seek rectification of matters which fail to deliver on children’s rights.
We will be enthusiastic and confident in our ability to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.
We will remain resilient and challenge others when necessary.
We will promote developments in children and young people’s rights and monitor progress made in order to hold duty bearers to account.
Leadership and Management Competencies:
Staff can expect managers to:
Support development and performance improvement:
Manage in line with organisational values:
Managers can expect staff to:
Contribute positively to the team and its ethos:
Take personal responsibility for self:
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