Guiding Principles & Values

As a Non-Departmental Public Body, the Probation Board is an independent organisation delivering public services to offenders and victims of crime in pursuit of the common good. In carrying out their work, the staff of the organisation will demonstrate the following principles and values:

Respect for Human Dignity
The innate right of all people to be valued and to be treated ethically.

Recognising People’s Capacity to Change
All people given the right circumstances have the ability to change and grow.

Victim Awareness
Working with offenders to raise awareness of the impact of crime on victims.

Integrity & Professionalism
Conducting business with transparency, honesty and impartiality in line with professional codes, placing the obligations of public service above personal interests.

Equality and Diversity
Recognising, understanding and responding to people’s unique needs.

Collaborative Working
Valuing the help and contribution of our statutory, community and voluntary partners in making communities safer.