At Family Planning Victoria, we're proud to integrate the following values across all areas of our work.

Leadership

Facilitating the highest standard of service in reproductive and sexual health, we

  • offer a unique, integrated educational, training and clinical service in reproductive and sexual health.
  • are equipped with the latest information, data and knowledge.
  • are informed and innovative in our approach to practice and education.
  • are regularly asked to provide informed submissions to government and other key decision makers on complex reproductive and sexual health matters.
  • take an informed and considered stand on complex issues such as RU486.
  • evolve and adapt to meet the changing reproductive and sexual health needs of the Victorian community.
  • lobby, consult, collaborate and advocate effectively on behalf of Victorians.

Openness

Fostering an open-minded, non-judgemental and approachable service, we

  • offer understanding, sensitivity and reassurance to our clients in dealing with any reproductive and sexual health matter.
  • listen and act without prejudice.
  • are motivated to provide choices and options to our clients.
  • make sure we find someone who can help.

Expertise 

Providing superior knowledge and experience, we

  • have a dedicated and highly skilled multidisciplinary team of professionals including doctors, nurses, counsellors, teachers and administrative staff who are able to work with a wide range of stakeholders and clients.
  • have an extensive knowledge base and keep up to date with new developments in reproductive and sexual health.
  • base our activities and decisions on evidence.
  • are responsive and proactive.
  • work to the highest standard and are committed to excellence in the work that we do.

Trust

Offering the highest level of confidentiality, privacy, honesty and integrity, we

  • provide a secure and safe environment for our clients.
  • provide our stakeholders and clients with factual information.
  • are sensitive to the impact of gender, culture and social environment on reproductive and sexual health beliefs and behaviours.
  • engage in honest and open dialogue with our stakeholders and clients.
  • are responsive to the reproductive and sexual health needs of Victorians.
  • provide advice and opinion which is sought after and highly respected.

Passion

Working with commitment, drive and dedication, we

  • care about the reproductive and sexual health of our clients and want to make a difference.
  • are flexible and willing to tailor our services to meet special needs.
  • take responsibility and strive to find solutions.
  • are resourceful and innovative in the work we do.

Community 

Empowering the communities and individuals with whom we work, we

  • are committed to ensuring these communities have the care and information they need to make safe reproductive and sexual health decisions.
  • are sensitive to diversity in our promotion of reproductive and sexual health.
  • help people who have difficulty accessing mainstream services and provide specialist services to increase access to education, training and clinical care.
  • recognise the special needs of people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and young people and actively develop our expertise and services to meet their needs.