British Values are very important to us here at Rance Healthcare Services Ltd. We are dedicated to promoting them within our communities to establish a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.
We see British Values as underpinning what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Britain. They allow us to create environments free from discrimination, intolerance, and hate. They help us to challenge prejudice and stereotyping, whilst strengthening relationships within the community.
As well as actively promoting these values to our employees, we also work hard to embed them into our training procedure. This ensures our employees understand the importance of respect, so they can work fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain as responsible citizens.
Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating the diversity of the UK. Fundamental British Values are not exclusive to being British and are shared by other democratic countries as a way of creating an orderly society, where individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute to the good of themselves and others.
British Values are defined as the following:
A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
You are expected to:
- collaborate with your manager to develop a working and learning plan, negotiate targets and success criteria.
- take part in regular discussions and feedback to discuss your progress and jointly decide on actions and next steps.
- take responsibility and reflect on your own ways of working, learning, and developing the skills required to set working objectives, plan your next stages, and monitor your own progress.
- present ideas and engage in discussion, listen to others, and consider different perspectives and viewpoints.
- work with other employees and support services to find and negotiate strategies that help you work in the best way.
The Rule of Law
The need for rules to make a happy, safe, and secure environment to live and work. We are committed to developing law-abiding citizens by:
You are expected to:
- contribute to a safe and positive working environment where you feel secure confident and valued.
- actively support our anti-bullying culture.
- follow rules and guidelines to manage risk and personal safety at work, including online.
Protection of your rights and the rights of others around you. Rance Healthcare Services Ltd promotes the individual’s liberty by:
You are expected to:
- Collaborate with your managers to take ownership and responsibility for your learning and working activities.
- Identify your aspirations, starting points, strengths, needs and challenges.
- Identify and make choices about ways of working, learning, career, and life choices.
- Explore how to maintain your physical, emotional, and mental well-being and strategies for staying safe from abuse and exploitation.
Mutual Respect & Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Understanding that we all do not share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas, and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them. It is important that staff know their behaviour influences their own rights and the rights of others. Treating each other with respect is actively promoted through the code of conduct and the aims of Rance Healthcare Services Ltd.
You are expected to:
- Have positive, meaningful relationships with others.
- Actively support zero tolerance to discrimination.
- Express views and opinions positively and respectfully to each other.
- Maintain behaviour and professional standards, being responsible for your actions.
- Participate in enrichment opportunities that promote greater awareness of the wider world and a sense of your own role as a world citizen.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Rance Healthcare Services Ltd is not a faith organisation and does not actively promote one faith or belief system over another, employees are actively encouraged to share their beliefs in an honest and open environment.
Examples of how we promote tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:
- Single equality policy enforced within the organisation.
- Celebration of different faiths on key calendar days.
Safeguarding at Rance Healthcare Services Ltd
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is defined for the purposes of this guidance as protecting children and vulnerable adults from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children and adults’ mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children and vulnerable adults to have the best outcomes.
At Rance Healthcare Services Ltd, we are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect everyone who works in our organisation to share this commitment. We take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children, young people, and vulnerable adults in our care to talk to us about anything that may worry them.
Communication with Parents/Healthcare Professionals/Family Members
We will always discuss concerns with parents/family members/other healthcare professionals and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:
- Place the child/young person at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.
- Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.
- Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s/young person’s/vulnerable adult’s social care or the police.
Rance Healthcare Services Ltd will endeavour to ensure that family members/parents/carers/other healthcare professionals understand the responsibilities placed on Rance Healthcare Services Ltd and our staff for safeguarding children/young people and adults.
In the best interests of safeguarding children/young people and vulnerable adults, there may be occasions when we must consult with other agencies without a parent or family member’s prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility are the child/young person’s and vulnerable adults’ welfare, and we have a duty to protect children/young people and vulnerable adults first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Rance Healthcare Services Ltd will follow the procedures required by Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together.
What Do Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Mean?
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion ensure fair treatment and opportunity for all. It aims to eradicate prejudice and discrimination based on an individual or group of individuals’ protected characteristics.
Equality of Opportunity
Equality of opportunity is about ensuring everybody has an equal chance to take up opportunities and to make full use of the opportunities on offer and fulfil their potential.
Diversity is about celebrating and valuing how different we all are. This is strongly linked with promoting human rights and freedoms, based on principles such as dignity and respect. Diversity is about recognizing, valuing, and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create a productive and effective workforce.
Diversity is something that applies to everyone and should be part of everything we do. It is an important part of our work and not just a side issue. It requires everyone to play a full part. It is important to recognize that none of us fit neatly into separate ‘packages’ which can be neatly labelled or discriminated against.
The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment based on certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases.
The Equality Act applies to discrimination based on:
- Gender reassignment.
- Religion or belief.
- Sexual orientation.
- Marriage or civil partnership.
- Pregnancy and maternity.