Fundamental British Values
As part of the Prevent strategy ELSH and its trustees, volunteers and students are promoting Fundamental British Values to reflect life in modern Britain. 


A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.

Rule of Law

The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.

Respect and Tolerance

Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own others.

Individual Liberty                             Protection of your rights and the right of others you work with.These values are Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK. Fundamental British Values are not exclusive to being British and are shared by other democratic countries as a way of creating an orderly society, where individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others.


ELSH as an organisation, we share a common set of values across everything we do. These help to define who we are and how we behave. As a student you can be assured that all volunteers have been trained in recognising and responding to safeguarding issues.

We have volunteers who are trained to recognise:

the key signs of abuse:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Bullying

Volunteers are trained in all aspects of the PREVENT strategy. There are regular updates of current trends and patterns in safeguarding issues to all volunteers. As student and volunteer, you are encouraged to talk to our trained safeguarding advisor who will take note of your concern and will respond and record safeguarding matters,  and can raise a concern on your behalf.


Staff are trained to respond sensitively to concerns. All students and volunteers concerns have the welfare of the person being paramount. Confidentiality is key, and breaches can be treated as a disciplinary matter. 


Total People confidentially record concerns and will make sure that only those volunteers who need to know will be informed of any issues.


We try and make it as easy as we can.that talking to someone about a concern that you have might not always be easy. We have clear and visible policies regarding information sharing, to ensure that only relevant information is shared with our partners.

ELSH safeguarding team meet regularly to review ongoing concerns, and discuss any learning points.All our new volunteers meet the safeguarding team and are updated regularly and supported by an experienced safeguarding team.