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Codes and Commitments
Codes and Commitments

Codes and Commitments

  • The Social Care Commitment

    Hft are signatories to the Social Care Commitment - the sector’s promise to provide people who need support with safe, high-quality services. This is a voluntary agreement between employers and staff closely related to the national Code of Conduct and was developed by people who need support, care-industry employers and workers.

    When Hft signed the Social Care Commitment, we made a public promise to continually  improve quality of care and support services by signing up to a series of statements.  Hft is proud that many of our corporate and staff values already match those of the Social Care Commitment.  The Fusion Model of Support is a great example of our dedication to the people we support and to staff.

  • Driving Up Quality Code

    Hft has signed up to the Driving Up Quality Code, meaning that we are committed to continuous improvement of the services we provide.

    The code outlines good fundamental practices and behaviour that organisations that support people with learning disabilities need to be committed to. By signing up, we’re publically stating that we believe in these good practices and are achieving or actively working towards them.

    The main aims of the code are to:

    * Drive up quality in services for people with learning disabilities that goes beyond minimum standards
    * Create and build a passion in the learning disability sector to provide high quality, values-led services
    * Provide a clear message to the sector and the wider population about what is and what is not acceptable practice
    * Promote a culture of openness and honesty in organisations
    * Promote the celebration and sharing of the good work that is already out there.

  • The Fundraising Regulator

    Hft is registered with the Fundraising Regulator, which is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England and Wales. The Fundraising Regulator sets and maintains the standards for charitable fundraising, and aims to ensure that fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

    The Code of Fundraising Practice and its associated Rulebooks for Street and Door Fundraising outline the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The standards were developed by the fundraising community through the work of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Public Fundraising Association (PFRA).

    Hft follows the Fundraising Regulator’s Code of Fundraising Practice and has committed to a range of good practice measures. We are also committed to the Fundraising Promise: -

    * We will commit to high standards

    * We will be clear, honest and open

    * We will be respectful

    * We will be fair and reasonable

    * We will be accountable and responsible

    These are some of the ways in which we show that we care about our supporters and are accountable for the way we raise funds.

  • Disability Confident Employer

    Hft is positive about employing and retaining people with disabilities. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

    Through Disability Confident, the government is working with employers such as Hft to:

    * challenge attitudes towards disability
    * increase understanding of disability
    * remove barriers
    * ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

  • Modern Slavery Statement

    Following the recent introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, a statement is required from all organisations with an annual turnover exceeding £36 million, to provide greater awareness of the dangers of modern day slavery and to improve transparency within supply chains.

    As a charity committed to care, choice and independence we welcome this legislation and recognise the need to engage with this issue. You can download a copy of our statement here.