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British Values

British Values are very important to us here at HSDC. We are dedicated to promoting them within our College communities in order to establish a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

We see British Values as underpinning what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Britain. They allow us to create environments free from discrimination, intolerance and hate. They help us to challenge prejudice and stereotyping, whilst strengthening relationships within the community.

As well as actively promoting these values to our students, we also work hard to embed them into student work across all curriculum areas. This ensures our students understand the importance of respect, so they can leave the College fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain as responsible citizens.

British Values are defined as the following:

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

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

Individual liberty
Protection of your rights and the rights of others around you.

Mutual respect & tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.

Want to learn more and gain an understanding of Safeguarding and Prevent? We provide a free online course called Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent (Including British Values) for those aged 19+. Visit the course page for more information and to sign up today. If you have any queries about the course, contact our Adult Learning team.

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