In2Out Values

Historically, many of our staff members and trustees have been practising Christians, motivated by their faith and a desire to serve those in need. However we do not discriminate and work with those of all faiths and none. All our volunteers, staff and trustees are in sympathy with this position and are committed to the values of In2Out as demonstrated in our work. As an organisation we aspire to be non-judgemental and inclusive, with the common objective of serving the young people who choose to work with us. Together we work towards bringing hope into often hopeless situations.

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Our Values are:


Serving young people affected by a broken world.  We are:

  • Motivated by our desire to bring hope

  • Acting at all times in keeping with the principle of putting others before ourselves

  • Playing our part in mending damaged lives

  • Working alongside others to achieve a common purpose


Dedicated to helping each young person re-engage with society by:

  • Seeing beyond a list of offences to the real person behind them

  • Always being prepared to start from today

  • Being irresistibly persistent in the face of apparent rejection

  • Helping them explore every avenue of opportunity


Trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships involves:

  • Building trust by doing what we say we will do

  • Relying on each other to do the right thing

  • Taking ownership and being prepared to go the extra mile

  • Providing compelling role-models.

Our desire is to be an influence for good in the damaged lives of each young person we meet. We believe they have the capacity for change, if motivated and supported to do so, and our goal is for them to realise their potential and develop their strengths.

Delivering Excellence

New staff members and volunteers are provided with online induction and safeguarding training, as well as the In2Out Mentoring and Befriending Methodology manual, supported by well-established policies and procedures.


Our quarterly training events provide opportunities for personal development as well as building knowledge and capacity to mentor and support young people leaving custody and returning to local communities, especially in light of increasingly complex cases.

Our staff and volunteers also participate in a supervision programme which provides regular sessions for emotional support and helps ensure personal wellbeing.