Our Values

Our Derian Values have been co-created by staff, volunteers and management at Derian House, and are supported by the Board of Trustees. The process began by listening to staff and volunteers to understand what types of behaviours, attitudes and styles of work they valued. Over many workshop sessions, ideas were developed and refined. The resulting set of Derian Values reflect the many conversations that have taken place.

We have six values, each based on a letter from the word Derian, to reflect the passion people have for our name. Hover over the letters below to find out more!



We will deliver and sustain quality, outstanding care and go the extra mile. We will seek to give 100% in everything we do, putting the children, young people and their families first.


Engage with Everyone

We believe all options matter, we will actively seek to engage with everyone by building strong relationships, asking for views, listening with curiosity, seeking to understand and valuing all contributions.


Respond to Change

We will positively respond to change by seeing it as a journey in which we will work together to adapt, reflect and improve. We recognise it may be a bumpy ride but we will seek to embrace it in order to always move forward.



To be innovative in our approach, we will be bold and brave. We will strive to break new ground through behind creative, feeling empowered to “break the mould” by generating pioneering future-focussed ideas to inspire others in our field.


Aim for the Highest Standards

In every action we take we will aim for the highest standards. We will work as one team to jointly deliver an outstanding service through living the values and challenging ourselves to be the best we can be.


Nurture and Develop Our People

To be a centre of excellence we need to nurture and develop our people. We will care for each other, help one another to develop and grow so collectively we can all achieve our full potential.

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