Our values are:

  • Independence, impartiality and integrity are the foundations of our work.
  • The experience of the detainee is at the heart of our inspections.
  • Respect for human rights underpins our expectations.
  • We embrace diversity and are committed to pursuing fair outcomes for all.
  • We believe in the capacity of both individuals and organisations to change and improve, and that we have a part to play in initiating and encouraging change.

Our business plans describe in detail how we enact our values through our work. As an inspectorate, we aim to be:

  • independent
  • influential
  • accountable
  • capable
  • collaborative

All our work falls under one of these five themes. You can read more about how we practise our values in our most recent business plan.