Scottish Prison Service College

About Scottish Prison Service College

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Mission at SPS is to transform the lives of people in our care so they can fulfil their potential and become responsible citizens. Developing an understanding of the values and practices that guide us may help you see what your role within the organisation could be.

Our Vision

Helping to build a safer Scotland – Unlocking Potential – Transforming Lives.

Our Mission

Providing services that help to transform the lives of people in our care so they can fulfil their potential and become responsible citizens.

We deliver this through:

Custody                Managing safe and secure custodial environments;

Order                      Providing stability and order that helps offenders to transform their lives;

Care                        Supporting wellbeing and treating with respect and humanity all in our care; and

Opportunity        Providing opportunities which develop the potential of our staff, our partnerships and the people in our care.        

Our Values

Our values need to be consistent with the unique nature and responsibilities of our business. Living by strong values will be key to delivering our Mission and will be at the heart of every decision made:

Belief                     We believe that people can change.

Respect               We have proper regard for individuals, their needs and their human rights.

Integrity               We apply high ethical, moral and professional standards.

Openness            We work with others to achieve the best outcomes.

Courage                We have the courage to care regardless of circumstances.

Humility               We cannot do this on our own, we recognise that we can learn from others.

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