People Values

Our values are what we represent as a council and our behaviours are how we act to get things done to reach our potential.

Herefordshire Council’s culture

Our values are what we represent as a council and our behaviours are how we act to get things don here to reach our potential.

Our Values

  • People
    Treating people fairly, with compassion, respect and dignity.
  • Excellence
    Striving for excellence, and the appropriate quality of service, care and life in Herefordshire.
  • Openness
    Being open, transparent and accountable.
  • Partnership
    Working in partnership and with all our diverse communities.
  • Listening
    Actively listening to, understanding and taking into account people’s views and needs.
  • Environment
    Protecting and promoting our outstanding natural environment and heritage for the benefit of all.

Our Behaviours

  • People Focus
    Developing and implementing processes that work for our businesses and residents.
  • Personal Responsibility
    Taking personal responsibility for our own development and for our personal performance.
  • Focus on Outcomes
    Focusing on what we are achieving not where and when we are working.
  • Transparent and Accountable
    Our decision making is seen as transparent and shows clear accountability.
  • Busting Boundaries
    Working together across the organisation to deliver the best possible outcomes for residents.
  • Performance Balance
    Holding one another to account for what we do and how we do it, balancing support and challenge.
  • Valuing Difference
    Treating one another with respect – recognising and valuing differences.
  • Fixing Things
    Looking to continuously improve and making changes as a result

“The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) role is complex and unique among the tasks of social workers and other mental health professionals. The AMHP acts as an autonomous professional rather than an agent of their employees, whether this be a local authority or an NHS Trust. An AMHP makes independent decisions based on the evidence they have gathered and observations they have made during a Mental Health Act assessment.

The AMHP role is challenging and requires resilience, but don’t let this put you off. The skills you already have as a qualified social worker, in addition to the AMHP training will provide you with the skills required to undertake this role effectively.

It is both an opportunity and a privilege to be a practicing AMHP”.

Approved Mental Health Professional, Adult Social Care

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