Our Principles

The Principles of Practice have been developed to guide all those involved with community organising to understand and share the same behaviours, actions and approaches.

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Help people to develop their collective power to act together for the common good of the whole community.

Build on what already exists if that is what the community needs and wants, and co-operate with others.

Put the wellbeing, development and progress of people first.

Take responsibility for maintaining the quality and ethos of community organising.

Work for a just society

Demonstrate honesty and integrity and uphold public trust and confidence.

Demonstrate respect for diversity and promote equality.

Do not do for others what they can do for themselves.

Manage conflict constructively and non-violently.

Remain Politically neutral.

Do not put yourself or others in danger.

Do not promise what you cannot deliver.

Use the community’s starting point as your own, and move at their pace according to need.