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Trust values

we care

Our values are about ‘how we do things around here’ at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. They are called ‘We Care’ – it’s simple but true.

The values are based around four key points: Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Our values define the acceptable standards and behaviours within our organisation and will now become a key part of the Trust’s strategy and be visible around the organisation.

Full values statements

The values were put together from the opinions and ideas of a large number of our staff from every area of the organisation.

Keeping children, young people and families at the heart of what we do


  • We are led by kindness for all – for our patients, their families and our colleagues
  • We will show empathy and understanding, treating everyone with dignity and courtesy
  • We will respect ourselves, each other and those we care for


  • We always strive to do the right thing.
  • We own responsibility for our successes, failures and understand where we need to improve.
  • We will create a supportive working environment where everyone takes responsibility for their own actions


  • We value differences and treat everyone fairly and consistently.
  • We will actively tackle inequality and will foster a culture of inclusion.


  • We will seek to improve the way we work and deliver a high quality standard of care
  • We will be open to new ideas, through innovation, partnership, research and education locally, nationally and internationally

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