BCP Vision, Principles and Key Policies

To the right you can find values framework which sets out a number of our principles which guide our decision making.

BCP Vision Statement:
We commit to improving and enhancing lifelong opportunities for the citizens of the area by working to reduce poverty through the promotion of social inclusion and equality in Ballyfermot Chapelizod and Cherry Orchard.

BCP Policies

BCP respects the confidentiality of all of the people it works with. Please read our confidentiality policy here:

BCP Confidentiality & Data Protection Policy

If you have any queries regarding confidentiality and data protection please email: dataprotection@bcpartnership.ie

Complaints from BCP clients/service users, community groups and members of the public are dealt with in a professional, trustworthy and confidential manner. The complaints procedure is available to all BCP individuals and groups and members of the public. Complaints Forms are kept at the reception area of offices and are available through this website here:

BCP Client Complaints Form

BCP Key Principles

In implementing its vision and mission statements BCP has developed a values framework which sets out a number of practice principles to guide decision making. This framework covers a range of areas such as:


Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership believes that the application of community development principles builds community capacity and promotes social cohesion
BCP believes in supporting and advancing the development of community groups that share the values of the BC Partnership thus enabling communities to participate effectively to assert their civic rights for an improved quality of life.

BCP believes in a just and equitable society where each individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential. BCP believes that individuals have both rights and responsibilities.

BCP believes that education and life-long learning are critical to one’s life chances and opportunities. BCP believes that families and communities play a key role in the education and nurturing of its citizens. BCP believes that everyone has something positive to contribute to society and the learning environment

Restorative Practice values and techniques can be a useful approach to increasing social capital by promoting effective communication, positive relationships, high expectations of each other and healthier communities.

BCP believes that building resilience is key to empowering individuals and communities. Empowerment of both individuals and communities is key to building a just and equitable society. BCP believes it is vital that individuals and communities need accurate and relevant information to make good decisions. BCP recognises the importance of both individual and community wellbeing as a key component of quality of life.

BCP believes that cultural diversity makes a significant contribution to Irish Society and the communities we serve.

BCP believes that employment or participation in meaningful activity is necessary for an individual to reach his or her full potential and contribute to society. BCP will endeavour to support access among members of the community to engage and participate with community groups and projects that are

BCP believes that the environmental resources essential to the well-being and future of those we serve are scarce, valuable and under significant threat from climate change.
BCP has a responsibility to promote conservation of those resources in all of its activities and to maximise the capacity and resilience of the communities it serves. BCP also believes that solutions to the challenges faced in our communities must be sustainable from both a human and natural resource perspective.

BCP acknowledges its responsibility to be effective in its work and to approach its work in an ethical and accountable way. BCP accepts it is accountable to the community and wider society.

BCP believes that honest, effective communications is critical to its work and in understanding key issues affecting local communities

BCP believes that by working in partnership it can maximise the benefits to the communities within which it works and
BCP believes that co-ordination of service delivery at a local level is critical to bring about improved life chances for individuals, families and communities.