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CORE VALUES OF THE CGST
The Core Values of the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team are intended to guide and inspire us in all that we say and do. Making sure that our values become part of our volunteering life is our mandate and they help to ensure that our personal and professional behaviour can be a model for all to follow.
▪ Service to our community
▪ Commitment to leadership
▪ Integrity in all we say and do
▪ Respect for people
▪ Quality through continuous improvement
Service to our community
We are dedicated to safeguarding the innocent and the vulnerable. People in our community are our most important customers. Our motto "Strength and Integrity in Care" is not just a slogan - it is our way of life. We value the great diversity of people in our community and serve all with equal dedication.
Commitment to leadership
We believe the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team should be a leader in community safety. We also believe that each individual needs to be a leader in his or her own area of responsibility. Making sure that our values become part of our volunteering life is our mandate. We must each work to ensure that our co-workers, our professional colleagues, our strategic partners and our community have the highest respect for the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team.
Integrity in all we say and do
Integrity is our standard. We are proud of our profession and our achievements and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We will demonstrate honest, ethical behavior in all of our interactions. Our actions will match our words. We must have the courage to stand up for our beliefs and do what is right. Throughout the ranks the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team has a history of integrity. Upholding this proud tradition is a challenge we must all continue to meet.
Respect for people
Volunteering with the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team should be challenging and rewarding. Our volunteers are our most important resource. We can best serve the many and varied needs of our community by empowering our volunteers to fulfill their responsibilities with knowledge, authority, and appropriate discretion. We encourage our volunteers to submit ideas, we listen to their suggestions and we help them develop to their maximum potential. We believe in treating all people with respect and dignity. By demonstrating respect for others we will earn respect for the Cheltenham Guardians Safeguarding Team.
Quality through continuous improvement
We will strive to achieve the highest level of quality in all aspects of our work. We can never be satisfied with the "status quo." We must aim for continuous improvement in serving the people in our community. We value innovation and support creativity. We realise that constant change is a way of life in a dynamic town like Cheltenham and we dedicate ourselves to proactively seeking new and better ways to serve.