In 2017, the Church asked missionaries to complete a survey regarding any past experience with assaults, robberies, attacks, threats, sexual assaults, or sexual harassment while serving on their missions. Based on the results of that survey, the Church has made the following changes to policies and procedures for missionary safety.
Following last year’s online survey gauging personal-safety risks for its young-adult full-time missionaries, the Church is implementing several changes to policies and procedures based on survey results and feedback.
Changes include creating a Sister Safety Committee that regularly meets to enhance the overall safety of sister missionaries, establishing a follow-up process to provide better care and support for missionaries following an incident, and producing a significant health, safety, and security training program influenced by survey results.
Feedback from the survey is also directing future changes to the Missionary Handbook.