Purpose
The purpose of WPM safeguarding policy is to protect people, particularly children, vulnerable
adults, and beneficiaries of assistants, from any harm that may be caused due to their coming
into contact with WPM.
This includes harm arising from:
- The conduct of staff or personnel associated with WPM.
- The design and implementation of WPM’s programs and activities.
The policy lays out the commitments made by WPM, and informs staff and associated
personnel of their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding.
This policy does not cover:
- Sexual harassment in the workplace
- Safeguarding concerns in the wider community not perpetrated by WPM or associated
personnel
Scope
- All staff contracted by WPM
- Associated personnel whilst engaged with work or visits related to WPM, including but
not limited to the following: volunteers, members, contractors, consultants, program
visitors including journalists, celebrities, and politicians.
Policy Statement
The World Peace Mission is committed to protect everyone we come into contact with,
regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin, from all
forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The World Peace Mission staff and associated personnel must not:
- Engage in sexual activity with anyone under the age of 18
- Sexually abuse or exploit people
- Engage in any sexual relationships with beneficiaries of assistance. Sexual relationships
with interns or volunteers are strongly discouraged
- Exchange money, employment, goods or services for sexual activity
- Engage in any commercially exploitative activities with people, including child labour or
trafficking
- Physically assault a person
- Emotionally or psychologically abuse a person
- Put a person at risk as a result of WPM’s activities, either through individual action,
inaction, or programme design and implementation
The World Peace Mission staff and associated personnel are responsible to:

- Contribute to creating and maintaining an environment that prevents safeguarding
violations and promotes the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy.
- Report any concerns or suspicions regarding safeguarding violations by any WPM staff
member or associated personnel to the appropriate staff member.
The World Peace Mission will:
- Ensure all staff have access to, are familiar with, and know their responsibilities within
this policy.
- Design and undertake all of its activities in such a way as to protect people from any
physical or psychological harm that may happen from their coming in contact with WPM.
- Implement strict safeguarding procedures when managing and deploying staff and
associated personnel.
- Ensure staff receive appropriate training on Safeguarding Policy.
How to report a Safeguarding Concern
Staff members who have a complaint or concern related to safeguarding should report it
immediately to their Safeguarding Focal point. If the staff member does not feel comfortable
reporting to their first line of Management, they may follow the appropriate chain of command
and report to the next level Manager.
[Contact details]

Dr. Sunny Stephen, Chavara

Ettumanoor P.O Kottayam 686 631 Kerala, India This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confidentiality
WPM assures that confidentiality will be maintained at all stages of the process when dealing
with safeguarding concerns and the information will be shared only on a need to know basis
only and will remain secure all times.
Associated Policies
➔ WPM Code Of Conduct
➔ Other Policies as appropriate