Security Policy

This policy was approved by the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission’s Board of Directors on 24th April 2023 and is due for review in March 2025.

The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission is a registered charity operating under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in District Champawat, Uttarakhand, India.

We acknowledge our duty of care to our staff, children, visitors, consultants, contractors and others with whom we engage in physical or digital environments. We have a responsibility to protect people, our information systems, and our physical and intellectual assets, including all information created and held by the GSAM, against loss or compromise.

We will implement security processes, procedures and systems in line with Indian legislation, guidance and codes of practice where these offer enhanced standards of security. We will adapt security procedures and processes where country norms require it, to ensure that we address cultural, gender and equality issues sensitively.

The GSAM aims to ensure that all staff, children, volunteers and those who work regularly with the GSAM foster an attitude of good practice and co-operation in order to achieve appropriate standards of security for people, places, systems and data.

The GSAM is committed to:

  • maintaining good practice in relation to security
  • monitoring and reviewing its security systems and processes to ensure their suitability, adequacy and effectiveness
  • providing suitable and sufficient information, instruction, training and facilities to ensure all staff are aware of and equipped to carry out their security responsibilities competently, and in line with our standards, protocols and procedures
  • ensuring that those contracted to the GSAM are aware of and satisfactorily discharge their security roles and responsibilities.

We will provide adequate and appropriate resources to implement this policy and will ensure it is communicated and understood.

The GSAM will review this policy statement annually during its Annual General Body Meeting to reflect new legal and regulatory developments and ensure good practice.