Our Values & Beliefs
A Way Out is a charity founded upon a Christian vision and is driven by Christian values. We do not expect all staff and volunteers to subscribe to the Christian faith, but to understand and acknowledge the Christian values which are at the heart of A Way Out…
The ambition of A Way Out is to be an organization of excellence, tackling and preventing exploitation of vulnerability of women and young people.
Excellence: we have high standards and strive to be excellent in everything that we do. We are professional and have clear boundaries & operational standards. We work from a trauma and gender informed approaches, providing holistic support for our clients. We have a strength based, empowerment approach that prioritises co-production and design with the clients we work with. All our staff have an understanding around the impact of inequalities, violence and abuse on women’s lives.
Faith and Hope: We believe in the power of prayer and faith in our work amongst the most marginalised. Hope gives us a vision of a changed life. Faith helps us believe for it. We welcome staff, volunteers, supporters and service users from all faiths and denominations and those who are agnostic or atheist. We do not expect anyone at A Way Out to subscribe to the Christian faith, but to understand and acknowledge our values. This also includes having a non-judgmental attitude and showing unconditional love to those we support.
Love: we believe that love is fundamental to everything we do, the way we treat our staff, the way we treat each other and the way we treat our clients. We believe that through loving care, clients are able to walk out their journey to recovery and restoration.
Diversity and Equality: we believe that equality and diversity brings a rich flavour to all that we do, and we seek to work with people from all backgrounds regardless of sexuality, faith or ethnicity.
Driven by Christian values:
From its early beginnings the Church and later many Christian organisations have tried to reflect Jesus’ concern for the poor and marginalised. This example of Christ’s love is the basis of A Way Out’s thinking and actions as an organisation.
We seek to demonstrate the values shown above alongside compassion, justice, truth and a willingness to go the extra mile.
We acknowledge that these values and a willingness to see things through, are not exclusively Christian values, although in the case of A Way Out they are seen as values demonstrated by Christ. We recruit and are glad to embrace those of other faiths or no faith, provided they are willing to practise these values and understand that A Way Out is organisation founded on a Christian ethos and driven by Christian values.