Just what do we mean by fundamental British Values? The definitions below give a short but clear answer. Cheynes Training is absolutely committed to promoting British Values and we work very closely with leading consultant Christine Rose who has provided this material.
Individual liberty: The right to act, believe and express ourselves in a manner of our own choosing, free from unjust or undue control or violence of others, including the government. The concept of individual liberty is central to the ideal of a free and democratic society.
Democracy: A society or environment of freedom and equality where all are involved in decision-making, either directly or by voting to elect representatives to speak on their behalf. Democracy embraces protection of the human rights for all.
Rule of law: In a free and democratic society, laws are made by an elected government. Everyone is subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and upheld. The rule of law protects the rights of individuals, for example the right not to experience discrimination or harassment because of aspects of identity such as race or gender.
Mutual respect and tolerance: Raising understanding and tackling prejudice so everyone is treated with dignity and respect, without regard to gender, race, disability, faith or any other aspect of identity or personal circumstance. All actively work together to create a work and learning environment, and ultimately a society, free from discrimination and harassment