British Values

Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK. They help us to create an orderly society and help citizens to feel safe and valued.

As part of our responsibilities under the Prevent Strategy Vision Training promote Fundamental British Values to people who use our educational and training services.

Fundamental British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect for and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Vision Training, through our delivery teams, embed and promote British Values into training and development activities for example we:

  • Encourage learners to accept responsibility for their actions and behaviours and understand that choices they make can impact not only themselves but others around them e.g. in the workplace, during sessions with delivery staff, in the home environment and the wider community.
  • Encourage learners to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enable learners to respect the civil and criminal law of England, to distinguish right from wrong, providing examples that apply within their work environments.
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes
  • Promote diversity, encouraging learners to embrace difference and respect other people’s culture, traditions and ideas.
  • Encourage learners to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • Encourage respect for other people and understanding that opinions can differ, furthering tolerance and harmony.

Democracy

A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Explored through discussion/activities/assignments/research relating to

  • Leadership and accountability
  • Exploration of rights and responsibilities
  • Joint decision making (learner, tutor/assessor/employer)
  • The right to protest, appeal and petition
  • Receiving and giving feedback

Rule of Law

The need for rules to make a safe, secure and happy environment to live and work.

Explored through discussion/activities/assignments/research relating to

  • Codes of conduct – sector and role
  • Agreed ways of working, policies and procedures
  • Legislation impacting on job roles and sectors
  • How the law protects self and others e.g. health & safety, employment.

 

Respect & Tolerance

Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own others.

Explored through discussion/activities/assignments/research relating to

  • Tackling discrimination
  • Embracing diversity, being inclusive and fairness
  • The importance of religion, traditions, cultural heritage and preferences
  • Agreeing acceptable behaviour
  • Stereotyping, labelling and prejudice

 

Individual Liberty

Protection of rights for self and the right of others in work and community

Explored through discussion/activities/assignments/research relating to

  • Values and principles
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Personal Development
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Rights, choice, consent and individuality

 

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