The Swaziland Partnership works closely with the International Mission Board (IMB) during trips to Swaziland. Due to updates in their volunteer policy, the Partnership adheres to the following standards:
“The IMB is committed to zero tolerance for child abuse and sexual harassment among our personnel. Further, the IMB is committed to communicating clearly and cooperating with our partners to guard against child abuse and sexual harassment. ”
All volunteers who serve with the IMB must undergo a 3-part background screening (criminal background check, references, and an interview) to ensure there is no history of activity that would pose a danger to children or others. All volunteers must also undergo training concerning child protection (IMB provides a training video that covers this). Specific resources and guidance for churches and volunteer trip team leaders is available here on our website: https://www.imb.org/for-churches/mission-trip-prep/.
All Swaziland Partnership volunteers should adhere to these guidelines and their trip leader’s information regarding updated forms and policies from the IMB.