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Our values


Open and truthful in everything we say and do

One Rotherham Values: Honest

  • Share information wherever possible
  • Be open to challenge
  • Speak up about concerns
  • Actively listening to others
  • Give reasons for our decisions and actions
  • Be open about what is achievable
  • Be honest and give feedback


We own our decisions, we do what we say and we acknowledge and learn from our mistakes

One Rotherham Values: Accountable

  • Do the right thing, not just the easiest thing
  • Respond in a timely manner
  • See things through with pace
  • Hold each other to account
  • Take ownership for personal and team performance
  • Reflect and learn from our experience


We show regard and sensitivity for the feelings, rights and views of others

One Rotherham Values: Respectful

  • Value others as individuals
  • Respect differences
  • See things from another's point of view
  • Pay attention to people's differing needs
  • Be polite
  • Challenge unacceptable behaviour


We are dedicated, committed and positive, embracing change with energy and positivity

One Rotherham Values: Ambitious

  • Set high standards and go the extra mile
  • Be positive
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Be imaginative and creative
  • Seek out best practice and be open to new ideas
  • Take responsibility for our own development
  • Be a team player


We take pride in our borough and in the job that we do

One Rotherham Values: Proud

  • Recognise and share success
  • Be enthusiastic and encouraging
  • Act as an Ambassador for Rotherham
  • Celebrate the best of Rotherham and our people
  • Work together with others both inside & outside of the council

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February 2018

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January 2018

Services for children in Rotherham ‘transformed’ following ‘valuing frontline managers and staff’

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Team Training

January 2018

'It was either leave and watch the changes, or be part of those changes'

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Tracy Moss

November 2017

Helping to make the difference

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Ian Thomas and social work staff

October 2017

Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year

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Green shoots

August 2017

The green shoots of recovery in Rotherham social work

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Happy toddler

May 2017

Drive to recruit more social workers for children in care

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Riverside House

March 2017

Positive Ofsted report for Rotherham Council

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Social workers at jobs fayre

November 2016

Want a smaller caseload? Come and work at Rotherham

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Job fayre

July 2016

"We will. Will you?" Rotherham MBC

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