Our ethical trading compass
We are emphatic that the needs of our users must always be our first priority. However these days, in order to meet the needs of our users, we cannot rely only on grants from Government or other funding bodies. The reality is that, in order to be able to continue to provide our high-quality service, we need to raise money in other ways. This compass explains the ethical principles that underpin our trading, and the specific actions we have committed to in order to guard against these principles being compromised, now or in the future.
|Law for Life||Ethical principles which underpin income generation / trading activity||Actions we will take to guard against these principles being compromised|
|Mission and values|
Law for Life works to ensure that everyone has the knowledge, confidence and practical skills they need to secure access to justice.
Social justice through legally empowered individuals and communities.
To promote public legal education and information (PLE) as a tool for empowering people, securing access to justice and tackling inequality. We will work together with others to identify and promote excellence in its research, design and delivery.
The core values which underpin all our work are:
We believe that social justice goes hand-in-hand with empowerment. People should have the knowledge and power to take action on the issues that are important to them.
We believe that collaborative working and involvement of users delivers the most effective results.
We believe that as an independent organisation we can ensure that our work reflects the needs of our audiences.
|Equality and diversity|
Law for Life aims to be a centre of excellence in public legal education working across the UK to eliminate prejudice and promote social justice. Equality of opportunity is therefore at the heart of Law for Life’s practice and policy. We value diversity within our paid and volunteer workforce.
We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and promoting equality and diversity within our policies, practices and procedures. This applies to our professional dealings with all staff (including all volunteers), partnership organisations, funders and the people who use our services.
We will treat everyone equally and with the same attention, courtesy and respect regardless of:
(Taken from our Equality and Diversity policy)
Law for Life is committed to explaining how we raise funds and generate income, and how the money is spent.
Where there are charges for services provided via the website they must be separate from the information. And the charges must be set out clearly, before the service can be accessed.
|Accountability||Law for Life is an accountable organisation that users, volunteers and funders have trust and confidence in. We believe that as an independent organisation we must ensure that our work reflects the needs of our audiences.|
Ethical trading compass concept from Charging for Services, Trading and Ethics, NCVO