Whistle-Blowing Policy

The purpose of this Whistle-Blowing Policy is to provide channels through which staff, members, regular visitors or other persons may, in confidence, raise concerns about possible wrong-doing or improprieties in financial or other matters involving Staff and Board members of Covenant Evangelical Free Church.

  1. CEFC Whistle-Blowing Committee
    1. Chaired by Audit & Risk Committee Chairman.
    2. Members are Board Chairman and Legal Committee Chairman.
    3. The Committee will evaluate complaints and determine responses.
    4. The Committee will determine who will be kept informed and/or enlisted to assist in investigations.
  2. General Guidelines for Whistle-Blowing
    1. Anyone can whistle-blow at any time without fear of retaliation or recrimination.
    2. It is assumed all whistle-blowing is done in good faith based on genuine concerns.
    3. Whistle-blowing is directed at CEFC Staff or Board Members on matters such as (but not limited to):
      • Financial accounting – fraud, questionable practices or policies
      • Legal matters – violation of the law
      • Ethics – corruption, forgery, theft, serious misconduct
      • Abuse of power – retaliation, harassment, discrimination, misusing church resources for personal gain
      • Immoral conduct – sexual misconduct, cheating, lying
    4. General complaints and grievances over service quality, ministry deficiency, operational matters, HR policy, staff development review, unhappiness over private conduct of fellow Covenant Members etc. are not matters for whistle-blowing. These concerns should be taken up with ministry leaders and pastors.
  3. Disclosures and Information
    1. The whistle-blower is encouraged to reveal his/her identity to facilitate investigation.  However, anonymity is accepted.
    2. The identity of the whistle-blower will be kept strictly confidential, unless consent for disclosure is given.
    3. The whistle-blower should provide specific information such as names of parties involved, places, dates, times and descriptions of alleged wrongdoings.
    4. Other relevant evidences should be provided where possible to assist investigation e.g. pictures, documents, emails, SMS etc.
  4. Whistle-Blowing Channels
    1. Email to whistleblow@cefc.org.sg
    2. Write a letter addressed to CEFC Audit & Risk Committee Chairman at 2 Kallang Avenue #10-26, CT Hub Singapore 339407
    3. Fill in the following Whistle-Blowing Form and click on Send