Wycliffe Bible Translators believe that each person matters to God and is committed to the safety, security and dignity of children and adults who are vulnerable or at risk.
Wycliffe recognises that those serving with the organisation (members, employees and volunteers) may, in the course of their service, come into occasional or regular contact with:
- young people;
- adults with care and support needs; or
- other adults in vulnerable circumstances.
It is never acceptable for anyone to experience abuse of any kind.
We respect and always protect the rights of children as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
As an organisation we are committed to:
- valuing all children and adults, and ensuring their safety in all locations where we are responsible for caring for them;
- striving for excellence in the care of those for whom we are responsible;
- encouraging and supporting parents and carers;
- ensuring that everyone serving with Wycliffe receives support and training in Safeguarding as appropriate to their role, and supervision where appropriate;
- having a Safeguarding Policy and appropriate Safeguarding Procedures in place, and reviewing these on a regular basis;
- regularly communicating to all staff the procedures for dealing with concerns about possible abuse;
- complying with legal requirements in reporting abuse and cooperating fully with any subsequent investigations.
- working with partners to support the excellence of their safeguarding standards to those of the UN Convention.
Safeguarding reporting procedures
Wycliffe is committed to the safety, security and dignity of children and adults who are vulnerable or at risk.
Any allegation or concern regarding the abuse of a child or a vulnerable adult must be treated seriously and reported as soon as possible.
A concern can arise when you observe or suspect abusive behaviour, when an allegation is made or disclosed, or where there are indicators (signs and symptoms) of suspected abuse on the victim.
Any concerns regarding safeguarding issues should be reported to our independent reporting service, Lighthouse Services:
- Website: lighthouse-services.com/wycliffe.
- Telephone: From the UK phone 0800 890011, and on being asked which number you are calling, enter 800 603 2869.
- Email: email@example.com (include our name ‘Wycliffe’ in the report).
All concerns raised will be investigated thoroughly and action taken in line with Wycliffe’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
Your confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest practical extent. The main exceptions are when the law requires disclosure, or when someone is at risk.
If you would like to report a concern that is not related to safeguarding, please see Reporting concerns.