At HDFS we are:
Child-focused: As an organisation for children, we try to view the world through children's eyes.
Ambitious but practical: We set our sights high - for children, not for ourselves, but we accept that our main responsibility is a practical one. We concentrate on making a real difference to children's lives.
Accountable: We are responsible to those we exist to serve - children, their families and communities, as well as to those who support our work. Professionally and financially, we are sound, scrupulous, efficient and effective.
A Team: We value diversity in those who work for HDFS. We have to balance many expectations, but we support each other and never lose sight of our shared purpose.
Independent: We never compromise our integrity and are prepared to be radical and outspoken if necessary.
Open: We work without prejudice of any kind. We learn from our experiences, both our successes and our failures. We are proud of what we do and we communicate our work clearly and honestly.
Collaborative: We seek to work with others whenever we can, in order to achieve more for children.