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Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement

Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement

Monday, June 23, 2014

ISBN: 9781784123178

The Values & Principles Statement reinforces the aims of the national SDS strategy, and legislation and is intended to influence local practice in a positive way.

Executive Summary

The statement lays out the values & principles which underpin the SDS Strategy & legislation, these are;

The Values being: Respect, Fairness, Independence, Freedom, Safety

The Principles: Collaboration, Dignity, Informed Choice, Innovation, Involvement, Participation, Responsibility, Risk enablement.

This statement is relevant to;

•people of all ages who are eligible for care and support, or who may require it in the future


•people who provide support in voluntary and independent sector organisations

•people who provide support in local authorities and the NHS, and

people in inspection and monitoring agencies

This statement recognises that the Social Care Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 is intended to change the way that care & support is delivered, collectively making the principles of choice and control central to care and support, and giving individuals full opportunity to take control of their support and their lives.