Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

NHW Ethics and Standards Guidance

Neighbourhood Watch Network
Ethics Guidelines March 2018


The Neighbourhood Watch movement aims to build safer, stronger and more resilient communities.
To further these aims and to ensure public confidence in Neighbourhood Watch, it is appropriate that Neighbourhood Watch members adhere to these Ethics and Standards Guidelines, and Policies adopted by the Neighbourhood Watch Network.

1. Honesty and integrity
You are truthful and trustworthy. You always do the right thing. You will be honest and act with integrity at all times.

2. Fairness, Respect and Courtesy
You act with self-control and tolerance, treating everybody with respect and courtesy. You respect the rights of all individuals.

3. Leadership, Objectivity and Openness
You lead by good example. You make choices based on facts and your best judgement. You are open and transparent in your actions and decisions.

4. Selflessness
You act in the public interest.

5. Responsibilities and Accountability
You will be diligent in the exercise of your responsibilities. You are answerable for your decisions, actions and omissions.

6. Confidentiality
You will treat information with respect, and in accordance with the law.

7. Equality and diversity
You act with fairness and impartiality. You will not discriminate unlawfully or unfairly.

8. Conduct
You will behave in a manner which does not bring discredit upon Neighbourhood Watch or Neighbourhood Watch partners, or undermine public confidence.