Leitrim PPN works to a set of principles and values that all of Ireland’s Public Participation Networks uphold. These principles are designed to make Leitrim PPN responsive to local needs and opinions, whilst maintaining its impartiality and ensuring access to all sections of Leitrim’s community and voluntary sector. The principles and values of Leitrim PPN are represented visually in the following diagram, the principles and values it contains are explained below.
The main principles and values of Leitrim PPN are that it aims to be Inclusive, Participatory, Independent, Valuing of Diversity, Transparent and Accountable.
- Leitrim PPN aims to be Inclusive of all volunteer led organisations in their area, and actively seeks the inclusion of groups which may traditionally be seen as marginalised.
- Leitrim PPN aims to be Participatory, open, welcoming, respectful, collaborative and helpful. Leitrim PPN encourages participation by members in all aspects of its operation. It is a flat structure. Clear communications to and from members, using traditional and new methods, are essential to achieve this. Leitrim PPN will support new or inexperienced members to develop their skills and capacity.
- Leitrim PPN is Independent from the Local Authority and of any vested interests. Open, flat and participatory working structures support this.
- Leitrim PPN Values Diversity and recognises that the sectors it facilitates are broad and made up of people with many different opinions. Leitrim PPN aims to provide feedback for its members and the general public on the issues and suggestions raised by a broad range of environmental, social inclusion, community and voluntary groups.
- Leitrim PPN attempts to be as Transparent as possible in its processes, procedures, dealings with its member groups, representatives and the Local Authority. Leitrim PPN aims to communicate openly, regularly and clearly with all members.
- Leitrim PPN is Accountable to its member groups. It achieves this through implementing and abiding by good governance structures, policies and procedures.
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