Scottish Legal Aid Board
To fund and deliver services that enable people to enforce and protect their rights
Vision and Values
Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) is at an exciting stage in its three-year strategic plan. The vision for this current strategy is:
That the people of Scotland are confident that we provide fair and transparent access to funding for services that support the exercise and protection of their rights.
To achieve this, SLAB sees its mission as being:
To fund and deliver services that enable people to enforce and protect their rights, defend themselves and manage their personal affairs and relationships.
SLAB has worked hard with its staff to develop a set of values that provides the blueprint needed to deliver real meaningful results. These include:
Transparency: this means we are clear about rules and criteria that apply to any work we do and take responsibility for making sure it is understandable.
Impartiality: this means that in all our work we focus on objective criteria and avoid conscious or unconscious bias.
Trust/Respect: this means that we value working with others, and act with honesty and integrity on the basis that others do too unless there is evidence to the contrary.
Accountability: this means that we can demonstrate that we work within our stated policies and procedures and apply them accurately and consistently.
Proportionality: this means that we are mindful of the impact on ourselves and others of what we do and how we do it and strive to find the balance between efficiency, accessibility, and effective management of risk.
Responsiveness: this means that – as a learning organisation – we reflect on how our work affects others, encourage the identification of opportunities for change and innovate using established design principles that embody our values.