YSS embraces NCVO ethical principles YSS is an independent charity supporting some of the most marginalised people in society across Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Telford & Wrekin. The charity delivers a diverse range of services, aiming to help people break through barriers and to achieve their potential. A voluntary organisation, YSS signs up to and fully embraces the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisation) ethical principles. In brief, these include: 1. Beneficiaries first Charities work for the public benefit and put the interests of their beneficiaries at the heart of what they do 2. Integrity Charities and those that work and volunteer for them should uphold the highest levels of institutional integrity and personal conduct 3. Openness Charities should create a culture where donors, supporters and the general public can see and understand how they work, deal with problems and spend their funds 4. Right to be safe Everyone who works for, volunteers or comes into contact with a charity should be treated with dignity and respect and feel like they are in a safe and supportive environment The NCVO principles aim to support charities, their governing bodies, and those who work and volunteer in and with them in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts and make charities a safer place. To read more about YSS’ core values, please click here. To read the NCVO ethical principles in full, please click here to download the document.