Our values define who we are as an organisation and shape our organisational behaviour and decision-making. They influence our every action and interaction at Many Faces One Dream, when dealing with both internal and external contacts. All staff are expected to live these values on a day to day basis, and they should be reflected across our business planning and daily practices.
Our values underpin our strategy and business plans. They are part of the standards against which people’s performance is appraised, and what we look for when recruiting. These values drive our decision making and our communications.
We work to promote and deliver safe and inclusive services. We follow the principle of “nothing about us without us” and work with sister organisations to make this a reality. As a federation, we work with and represent a diverse membership body that directly support thousands of people around the world. We value the expertise of the survivors we work for – we value the specialisms that our members represent – and know that diversity makes us stronger and more effective as an organisation.
We want all those we work with – survivors, colleagues, members and sister organisations – to fulfil their potential. We provide opportunities, work collaboratively and share our platform. We believe in the strengths of survivors, creating and promoting tools and services that work for survivors, led by the expertise of survivors. We advocate for dedicated spaces for BME people, LBT people and disabled people, who we know have different experiences of domestic abuse and recognise our power and privilege as a majority white and able-bodied work force. We are open and honest – we learn from mistakes and celebrate our progress.
It is vital that Many Faces One Dream is sustainable so that we are there for survivors and our members until all women and children are safe. We have a unique place within our federation and will act to ensure that we and our member organisations can keep working and making a difference for years to come. Fundraising and sustainability must be considered in every aspect of our work. We are experts in our field, and sector leaders in research and evaluation. We are enduring.