HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland: Annual Report 2018-19

2. Our vision, our values, our strategic ambition

Our Vision

“All people in places of detention are treated humanely, with dignity and respect.”

Our Values

We will demonstrate these values in the way that we work together as an organisation and in all of our interactions with our partners.


We will fulfil our statutory duty to report accurately, impartially and publicly concerning the treatment and conditions for prisoners in Scotland.


We will be open and transparent about our inspection and monitoring processes, and ensure our inspection and monitoring reports are accessible when we report publicly on our findings.


We will demonstrate the highest professional standards of behaviour and build trust with all those we engage with.


We will treat all people we engage with, with dignity, courtesy and respect.

Our Strategic Ambition

“To be recognised globally as leading edge in the scrutiny of how people in detention in scotland are treated.”