Nacas is committed to advancing and promoting care and support work as a profession, and pledge to provide developmental support, advocacy and a common voice for care and support workers who commit to membership, by developing and promoting excellence amongst our members. which we believe is best served by encouraging the uptake of knowledge, skills conduct and best practice.
This is reflected in the values below, which members will adhere to:
1. Be person-centred
The values that sit within person-centred care are: individuality, rights, privacy, choice, independence, dignity, respect, and partnership. Treat the people you support as individuals with respect, compassion and dignity. Recognise their uniqueness, and make them, and their supporting network of family and friends, partners in all aspects of their care.
2. Show compassion and respect.
Compassion is how care is given through relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity - it can also be described as intelligent kindness, and is central to how people perceive their care. Always act with compassion and be respectful of each other and the people you care for. Take every opportunity to be mindful of cultural and ethnic diversity and support the individual to make independent, safe choices within their capacity.
3. Treat people fairly
Always treat people equably, without favouritism or discrimination and value the importance of all human relationships, not just with the people we support, but also our colleagues. Work to strengthen these relationships in order to enhance the well-being of individuals and
communities wherever we can.
4. Act with integrity
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. Members should behave in a manner that supports and advances our professional reputation and will not bring the care
working profession, their employer or Nacas into disrepute.
5. Work with competence
Always practice within your areas of competence, but also strive to continuously develop your professional knowledge, experience and skills, and use those attributes to contribute to the knowledge of the profession as a whole by supporting the development of colleagues
and by sharing that knowledge and experience with others.