Our Principles

The Code

In everything we do, we are guided by a set of principles and values which define how we work, with whom and why. We believe that this is where our core strength lies: knowing what we stand for and why. These principles form the Code (developed at CRIN) which helps us to do our day to day work, knowing it contributes to our long term vision for a rights respecting world for all.

Part I – We have a mission

We are Earth’s custodians, not its owners
Rights, not charity
Children’s rights, human rights
Justice, not compromise
Accountability, not apology
Diversity, not homogeny

Part II – We have an attitude

Principles, not pragmatism
Critical thinking, not compliance
Feminism, not patriarchy

Part III – We have the means

Advocate in language, not words
Don’t grow; network
Stronger together, not apart
Be open, not proprietary
Act ethically, don’t just talk about it
Safeguarding children, not our organisation.