Tearfund staff and representatives are required to understand the importance of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults/adults at risk by: 

  • upholding the dignity and respect of children and vulnerable adults/adults at risk  

  • taking preventative steps to ensure a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults/adults at risk 

  • responding quickly and appropriately to concerns raised. 

 

Tearfund is committed to promoting the security and wellbeing of beneficiaries, volunteers and staff. We are also committed to the safety, security and dignity of children, along with adults who are vulnerable and/or at risk. 

Staff and representatives must ensure that their behaviour promotes and allows children and vulnerable adults/adults at risk to live free from: 

  • Harm and Abuse - including physical, sexual (including sexual harassment) and emotional (including the abuse of power/trust and any form of coercion) 

  • Physical & sexual exploitation 

  • Neglect  

  • Discrimination  

  • Human Trafficking