The Salvation Army is committed to maintaining the highest standards of honesty, integrity, accountability and ethical conduct on a global scale.
Salvation Army officers, Salvation Army employees, Salvation Army volunteers or recipients of Salvation Army services or help around the world (“Salvation Army Stakeholders”) may often be the first to realise that there could be serious wrongdoing occurring within The Salvation Army, wherever it operates. However, they may not express their concerns because they feel that speaking up would be disloyal to other Salvation Army personnel or others or to The Salvation Army. They may also fear they may be harassed or ill-treated if they do. In these circumstances it may be easier to ignore the concern rather than report what may just be a suspicion of wrongdoing.
Salvation Army entities operating in your country/region have their own Whistleblowing Policies in place to encourage Salvation Army Stakeholders, wherever in the world they may be, to raise serious concerns about such matters as, for example:
- Corruption, bribery, improper conduct or unethical behaviour;
- The misuse of funds or fraud;
- Sexual or physical abuse of vulnerable people;
- Conduct which is an offence or breach of the law;
- The physical endangerment of an individual; or
- A miscarriage of justice.
If Salvation Army Stakeholders consider that they should report a concern they should do it under the terms of their local Whistleblowing Policy. In exceptional cases, if raising such a concern locally might be inappropriate or difficult, a mechanism also exists whereby Salvation Army Stakeholders can bypass their local Whistleblowing Policy and make a confidential disclosure to a dedicated team located at International Headquarters or in some cases other non conflicted Salvation Army entities in a country or region.
Please refer to the Whistleblowing Policy applicable in your country or region for full details of how to do this.