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Policies and Guidelines

Key TEAR policies which may be of interest to volunteers, supporters and members of the public.

  • Code of Conduct – Describes our shared understanding and commitment to the highest level of ethical conduct for all TEAR people, in keeping with TEARs mission and values which seek to embody biblical values.
  • Complaints Policy – Outlines how complaints are handled at TEAR so that we can learn as an organisation, do our work better, and improve relationships.
  • Conflict of Interest Policy – Guidelines for what could be a conflict of interest for staff, volunteers, and consultants and how they should be handled.
  • Gender Policy – Outlines TEAR's commitment to gender justice.
  • Guidelines for International Development – An outline of the types of work and working arrangements that TEAR is involved with and where our resources are allocated.
  • Privacy Policy – Describes how TEAR will meet our obligations to manage personal information in a safe and secure manner.
  • Safeguarding Children Guidelines – Outlines TEAR's approach to safeguarding children in all of TEAR's activities.
  • Safeguarding Children Policy – Outlines TEAR's commitment to safeguard children in all of TEAR's activities.
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy – The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all people who participate in and benefit from TEAR’s programs and activities are protected, and to assist in identifying and dealing fully with any suspicion or allegation of sexual exploitation or abuse.
  • Transparency Policy – TEAR is committed to principles of transparency in all of its operations.
  • Volunteer Policy – Defines the mutual responsibilities of TEAR and TEAR volunteers to ensure our work together is enjoyable and productive.
  • Whistleblower Policy – Establishes a framework to provide all staff, volunteers, contractors, partners and members of the public an accessible and safe process to report concerns about a wrongful act or misconduct by someone involved with TEAR.
  • Work Health and Safety Policy – Describes our commitment to providing a safe workplace, systems and training for all who work with us.