Core themes: Fairness

What is fairness in the context of British Values?

“Fairness is a self-evident truth.”

Richard Burge, Foreign Office

We all know when we are being treated unfairly; the challenge is to always be fair in the way we treat others. Being fair, regardless of others’ abilities or differences, should be at the heart of valuing every member of society.

Think of situations when you felt you were treated unfairly? Why was it unfair? What beliefs was this judgement based on?

What are the consequences of not treating all members of society fairly – for those members and for society as a whole?