The Committee on Standards in Public Life (Nolan Committee) has set out seven principles of public life which it believes should apply to all in public service. These are:

  1. Selflessness
  2. Integrity
  3. Objectivity
  4. Accountability
  5. Openness
  6. Honesty
  7. Leadership

More details on these principles are available here.

In August 2019, Governing Body members took the opportunity to consider what we already do through the way we behave and how we commission our services to demonstrate these principles. This was also an opportunity for us to think about how/what we might do to demonstrate these better.

The Governing re-adopted these principles as the basis for working practices across the organisation. These principles will be cascaded to staff asking them to recognise the importance of the principles and to uphold them at all times.