MISSION STATEMENT AND VALUES
Som – Fundació Catalana Tutelar is a non-lucrative institution that defends the rights, protects and watches the quality of life of the people with learning disabilities and development and with judicially limited capacity in Catalonia.
The mission of Som – Fundació is watch in order to achieve that people with learning disabilities and development have the necessary help and support so that they can develop their personal projects long their lives.
The values of Som – Fundació are:
- COMMITMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. The institution has a commitment with the people who guards and with the society in general in order to identify and make visible the development of social rights and demand social and public responsibility. The criteria are based on: accompaniment, integrity, justice and humanism.
- TRANSPARENCY. The management of the accounts, of the patrimony and administration, in general, of the Foundation, as well as those of the pupils, are rigorous and fulfil the general principles of accountability, and they are reported, regularly, to the required organisms (Protectorate, Administration, Attorney, etc.) so that society will be able to have full guaranty of the task carried out. This transparency is based on these criteria: Efficiency, effectiveness, professionalism, austerity, and innovation.
- INDEPENDENCE. In order to guarantee the control of quality of life of the pupils, the institution does not provide residential, labour, educational services, since their objectivity could be dismissed in case of having to defend their rights and interests. This independence is based on these criteria: objectivity, subsidiarity, and non-discrimination.
- CONFIDENCE. The institution, along these years of existence, has been achieving the confidence of families or guardians of the people with learning disabilities, as well as the social entities and public administrations, and at the same time it has given a especial treatment to the people who are under its guardianship. This confidence is based on these criteria: personalisation, and acknowledgement.
Som – Fundació was created on March, 27th in 1987, and, these days, it is a referent among all the tutelary institutions, whether in Spain or in Catalonia. Since May of 1992, when the first guardianship was accepted, it has been assuming more and more new tutelary responsibilities.
Som – Fundació is totally orientated to the people who guards with the commitment of providing them the best service and with the will that the continuous improvement of the service will be carried out with the active participation of all the professionals of the institution, by means of the interdisciplinary teamwork.
In 2007, Som – Fundació was awarded with la Creu de Sant Jordi for its work in the guardian field.