Values and principles
The Brunswick Centre is committed to working towards the improved sexual health, reduction in HIV transmission and support and advocacy of those living with HIV across Kirklees and Calderdale.
In order to achieve this the Brunswick Centre will work in partnership both operationally and strategically.
Moreover the charity will advocate and campaign to ensure the improved sexual health of all and will not be prescriptive with its sexual health promotion and HIV prevention messages (written and verbal).
To achieve this the charity expects those who work with and for the Brunswick Centre to demonstrate that they can represent and promote the following values and principles of the charity:
Value each person as an individual
Act in a way that does not discriminate or oppress on the grounds of race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, health status, immigration status, religion and/or economic status etc.
Ensure confidentiality is explained, including its limitations
Allow people to make their own informed choices around their sexual health, sexuality and well-being unless their welfare or that of others is threatened
Understand the potential for conflict between communities and individuals
Ensure services and individual interaction/s with service users improves their welfare
Ensure the charity’s resources are used to the best effect so that the welfare of individual service users and services as a whole are improved
Encourage respect for diversity through service delivery and polices
Challenge discrimination and social injustice
Recognise and draw the distinction between being supportive and caring relationships and the need to maintain an appropriate professional relationship
Not to develop close personal and/or sexual relationships with people we work with
Take care not to create dependency or co-dependency
Avoid gate keeping and holding on to service users
Signpost, refer and collaborate with other agencies and workers for the benefit of service users