Our values and principles

• Values

Family is at the heart of the values of the association.


Family is a space of social link, a place of exchange, otherness and solidarity.

It is a place of refuge when a person is going through a difficulty in life. It serves as a social, economic and psychological buffer in times of difficulty and crisis.


Family is also a place of education, the first place of transmission of a culture, of learning about collective life....


Finally, family is an institution, a space for the protection of the private sphere.

• Principles

Democracy and responsibility:

The governance of Udaf 82 is organised in order to respect a democratic functioning and to allow an informed and supervised exercise of associative responsibilities.


Udaf encourages the mobilisation of many volunteers in the animation and management of the association.


All of Udaf's actions respect and guarantee, in all neutrality, the freedom of conscience of each person in their ability to express their beliefs or convictions within the limits of respect for public order.


Any action conceived and/or implemented by Udaf is underpinned by the desire both to defend the civil rights and essential freedoms, the political and social rights of each person and to value their social role as much as possible, and to encourage civic-mindedness and otherness.


All actions designed and implemented by Udaf's services are based on a shared definition of what it means to accompany a person, allowing for the clarification and evaluation of support practices.

The Global and Systemic Approach:

Paraphrasing the proverb that says "it takes a whole village to raise a child", it takes all the actors in society to accompany a citizen. In the face of any problem, Udaf is committed to having a broad vision of the issues and an understanding of the needs or expectations of the people and the interactions at stake.


Udaf implements within its divisions continuous improvement processes of the quality of the services provided by Udaf by involving volunteers, all employees and, of course, the people who benefit from the said services as well as the partners.

Protection of personal data:

Since 2015, there has been a Data Protection Correspondent, who became Data Protection Officer (DPO) in 2018.

His/her role is to monitor data protection legislation and to pass on this information in an appropriate and practical manner to professionals, volunteers and the people they support. He/she is responsible for ensuring compliance with the legislation by complying with a certain number of formalities (register of processing operations, management of incidents and possible breaches (alerts), handling of possible complaints, carrying out impact analyses, etc.). He or she is identified as a resource, a referent in terms of data protection; informing, presenting, raising awareness, explaining, reassuring, warning. He or she is the point of contact with the national supervisory authority: the CNIL.