Vision and guiding principles
The NSCB's vision: “Working together to ensure all children and young people grow up in a safe environment.”
The NSCB's guiding principles are:
To be strategic:
- Taking a broader and longer view;
- Thinking thematically; and
- Basing decisions on evidence and good data.
To be communicative:
- Engaging with communities;
- Listening to children and young people;
- Listening to families and carers;
- Informing the public;
- Honesty with the media;
- Listening to professionals; and
- Providing feedback.
To be Open:
- Constructively challenging each other;
- Acting as ‘critical friends’;
- Developing trust;
- Being able to say things or ask questions without fear of ridicule; and
- Developing respect.
To be focussed:
- Acting non-bureaucratically; and
- Delivering change at pace and quality.
To quality assure, allowing us to:
- Monitor progress;
- Be ambitious; and
- Learn from deficits and strengths.
To manage risk:
- Identifying potential risks;
- Monitoring risks; and
- Taking corrective actions.
To be resilient:
- Being relentlessly attentive; and
- Keeping with core aims, not chopping and changing.
Last updated: 14 March 2015