The Word for the World (UK) Privacy & Safeguarding Policy

  1. TWFTW UK takes your privacy seriously and we aim to hold any information you give us securely.

The Word for the World UK operates This informs of our policy towards personal information we receive from users of the site or through other communications e.g. email, mail, telephone. By using the websites or communicating with us in other ways, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Information Collection and Use

2.1 While using our websites, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, your name, email address (“Personal Information”).

  1. Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse the data collected.

  1. Communications

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, invitations, marketing or promotional materials and other information that you provide. This information is not shared with third party purposes and you can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email or our website.

We have two bases for processing your data:

Consent: If you signed up after 24th May 2018, we will process your data on the basis of your consent. If you signed up for emails from TWFTW UK before 25th May 2018, we may also continue to email you.

Legitimate interest: If you signed up after May 25th 2018, we may continue to contact you occasionally by post or phone if we have a legitimate interest to do so e.g. if you have made a donation to TWFTW UK we may send you feedback on the impact of your giving or other work we are planning.

  1. Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

  1. Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Should there be any breach of your personal data, we will inform you within 72 hours of knowing of it. We strive to ensure your personal information is protected at all times.

  1. Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 25th May 2018 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgement of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at

16 Brangwyn Gardens, Bedford, MK41 7NJ, U.K.

t: 0750-892-0602
The Word for the World UK is a not for profit organisation registered in England and Wales, charity no. 1098498.



Our Vision:

The UK Support Base of TWFTW was set up in 2009 in order to raise the profile of our work in Europe, Africa & Asia, and to raise funds for various projects. Our vision is to see “the glory of God through transformed lives, by the power of his Word, in everyone’s heart language”, and our goal is to be instrumental in completing first-time translations of the entire Bible in 1000 languages by the year 2050.

Our Safeguarding Responsibilities:

TWFTW UK recognises that it has a responsibility in safeguarding all children, young people and adults at risk (regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability) that we may come into contact with whilst carrying out our duties.  

Prevention and Reporting of Abuse:

It is the duty of each employee, board member, or volunteer to help prevent the abuse of children and adults at risk. Any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected will be reported in accordance with our procedures. TWFTW will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with our organisation. 

Safer recruitment, support and supervision of workers:

TWFTW will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of any who might work alongside children and adults at risk, here in the UK, whether paid or voluntary. All such workers will be provided with appropriate training to promote the safekeeping of children and adults at risk.

Respecting children and adults at risk:

TWFTW will look at adopting a code of behaviour for all who may work with children and adults whilst working here in the UK, so that all children and adults are shown the respect that is due to them.

Safer working practices:

Where we are able, we are committed to providing an environment that is as safe as possible for children and adults at risk. 

A safer community:

We are committed to the prevention of bullying, and will therefore seek to ensure that the behaviour of any individuals working with TWFTW who may pose a risk to children, young people and adults at risk in the community in which we work is managed appropriately.

Safeguarding contact:

TWFTW UK has appointed the following individual to report on safeguarding matters: Steve Lancaster (Designated Person for Safeguarding DPS)will advise TWFTW UK on any matters related to the safeguarding of children and adults at risk that we may work with, and take the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected. Phone number: 07388 268895. Email:

Safeguarding Trustee: Barry Funnell will oversee and monitor the implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of TWFTW UK. Phone number: 07508 920602. Email:

Where possible, this team will work together if and when issues arise. However, each person within TWFTW UK has a responsibility to report allegations of abuse as soon as they are raised.

Putting our policy into practice:

  • A copy of the safeguarding policy statement is available on our website.
  • Each worker/trustee that works with children and/or adults at risk as part of their TWFTW UK role, will be given a copy of the safeguarding policy.
  • A copy of the policy will be made available, on request, to anyone associated with TWFTW UK.
  • The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed annually, and any necessary revisions adopted into the policy and implemented through our procedures.