If you discover information which you believe shows serious malpractice, unacceptable behaviours, practices or wrongdoing by Tearfund staff and representatives - including staff working for our Partners, it is essential that you are able to report concerns internally without fear of reprisal, and independent of immediate line management. 

The list below shows the types of malpractice or wrongdoing that should be reported are (not an exhaustive) 

  • fraud/theft or bribery has, will or is likely to take place. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to abuse or exploit another a child or vulnerable adult/adult at risk - see the Safeguarding section above for further details. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to engage in or facilitate the human trafficking of another person. 

  • any other criminal or illegal activity has, will or is likely to take place. 

  • the organisation – or a person within the organisation – has, will or is likely to engage in unacceptable fundraising practices. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to endanger the health and safety of another person or the environment. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to corrupt/abuse an organisational practice/procedure – e.g. within an operational programme, HR, Finance or Logistics. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to do something illegal e.g. breach of contract, negligence, damage/misuse company property. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to victimise another person – e.g. by using their position or authority within Tearfund to abuse/victimise another person. 

  • a person has, will or is likely to behave in a way that is not in line with Tearfund’s expected behaviours. 

If you have any concerns or allegations about the conduct of a Tearfund staff member of representative, including partner staff, please contact our whistleblowing channel where all comments will be dealt with in confidence. Issues will be investigated and action taken in line with Tearfund’s policies. 

Phone: +31 30 69 69 600 
E-mail: whistleblowing@tearfund.nl 

Other concerns 

We would also like to hear from you if you have any wider queries: 

  • If you have broader questions or concerns about Tearfund’s work or ethos. 

  • If you’re unhappy about an interaction you have had with anyone from, or connected to, Tearfund (apart from issues of Safeguarding or Whistleblowing, which are covered above).