konceptual99 how do you feel that the transparency and cohesion should be rectified?
It really is simple RO.
Right now you have at least five levels.
The R&F have to read a bunch of articles from numerous publications to get a message that "child abuse is bad, we hate it" but not a lot else.
The elders have to read their manual, a bunch of letters and their own hand written notes to get a message that they should call the legal desk and follow what they are told to do.
Branches have to read their own manual which contains yet more process designed to protect the WTS.
The courts and bodies like the ARC get to listen to obsfucation and weasel words from people like Spinks and o'Toole.
The public get to see and read very little other than self certifying summaries on the website.
There is no single document that clearly documents the WTS policy on how they protect children, manage risk and respond to allegations of abuse.
The fact they are a global organisation operating in many jurisdictions makes no difference. The policy can be the same and allow for the local branch to advise elders on local requirements. It just needs to be visible to all. It just needs to be clear.
Is that too much to ask?