Wycliffe Bible Translators believes that each person matters to God, which is why we seek to translate the Bible so that everyone can have access to God’s word in the language that speaks to them best.

It also means that we are committed to reflecting God’s character in maintaining the highest possible biblical standards of integrity and accountability in the work we do.

Everyone serving with Wycliffe across the world is obliged to conduct themselves in keeping with these high standards and to treat others with dignity and respect.

Whether you are a member of the public, or are part of Wycliffe, we invite you to report any concerns you may have about the behaviour of Wycliffe people around the world.

Safeguarding

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.

There are two ways for you to report a concern:

Directly to the Wycliffe safeguarding team at safeguarding@wycliffe.org.uk

Or through our independent reporting service by contacting Lighthouse Services:

Website: lighthouse-services.com/wycliffe

Email: reports@lighthouse-services.com (include our name ‘Wycliffe’ in the report)

Telephone: From the UK phone 0800 890011, and on being asked which number you are calling, enter 800 603 2869. A list of freephone numbers globally is available here.

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.

Whistleblowing

If you discover information which you believe shows serious malpractice, illegal actions, wrongdoing or unacceptable behaviours or practices by Wycliffe members, employees or volunteers, we ask you to report it.

Legislation protects those who raise legitimate concerns. No one who makes a report in good faith will be victimised for doing so.

Your concern could be about one of the following, and could be about things that are happening now, have happened in the past, or are likely to happen in the future:

● A criminal offence

● The breach of a legal obligation

● A miscarriage of justice

● A danger to the health and safety of any individual

● Damage to the environment

● Deliberate concealment of information related to any of the above

It could also be about something not included in the list above.

 

There are two ways for you to report a whistleblowing concern:

Directly to the Wycliffe whistleblowing team at whistleblowing@wycliffe.org.uk

Or through our independent reporting service by contacting Lighthouse Services:

Website: lighthouse-services.com/wycliffe

Email: reports@lighthouse-services.com (include our name ‘Wycliffe’ in the report)

Telephone: From the UK phone 0800 890011, and on being asked which number you are calling, enter 800 603 2869. A list of freephone numbers globally is available here.

 

Your concerns should be reported as quickly as possible so they can be investigated and any appropriate action taken.

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.

Issues will be investigated as soon as possible and action taken in line with Wycliffe’s whistleblowing policies and procedures.

Note for those serving with Wycliffe (as members, employees, or volunteers): Issues of a personal rather than public concern should be raised using Wycliffe’s internal grievance procedures.

Any other concerns

If you have any other concerns or questions about the work of Wycliffe not covered by the safeguarding or whistleblowing sections above, please let us know by emailing info@wycliffe.org.uk, or calling us on 0300 303 1111, or through the form on our contact page.

If you have a complaint, please email complaints@wycliffe.org.uk

We appreciate your help in bringing matters to our attention. Thank you.