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Safeguarding and Coronavirus: teaching online with adults and with children

Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 - 13:49

Triratna Buddhist Order and Community
Covid-19: Safeguarding adults and children

Updated advice 21st April 2020

Formal Safeguarding requirements

1. Safeguarding in online teaching with adults
where most of the participants are unknown to each other and the team

  • Avoid pairs
    In classes and activities where most of the participants are unknown to each other and the team, avoid dividing people up into pairs. Put people in groups of at least three instead. If a teenager happens to take part in a class intended for adults
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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 11:47

Here are the Triratna Model Safeguarding policies 2020 and Ethical Guidelines 2020, which replace any model documents not dated 2020 - as well as two new guidance documents.

Triratna Model Safeguarding policies 2020 and Ethical Guidelines 2020

  1. Triratna worldwide general advice on Safeguarding 2020 (These are introductory notes, not a policy.)
  2. The Triratna Model Child Protection policy 2020
  3. The Triratna Model Child Protection Code of Conduct 2020
  4. The Triratna Model Safeguarding Adults Policy 2020
  5. The Triratna Model Ethical Guidelines 2020 (unchanged since 2019 but please update your document so it says 2020)

These model documents are public. Once you have updated your own policies (and your council has adopted them) it’s a good idea to...

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Guidelines for appointing a President

Mon, 9 Mar, 2020 - 09:37

This is the most recent iteration of guidelines for appointing Presidents, although an updated version will follow later this year.

Anything you think is unclear or missing please contact the Presidents Exec via Lokabandhu [at] or Paramabandhu [at]

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Safeguarding for Groups

Thu, 16 Jan, 2020 - 15:21

Here is some general guidance and advice about safeguarding in Triratna groups.

For any more general advice contact Munisha [at]

and to report/discuss using confidential email safeguarding [at]

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Some info on GDPR (data protection law)

Tue, 3 Sep, 2019 - 21:29

If you have further questions about the new legislation around data protection feel free to get in touch and we may be able to help or put you in touch with others with experience in this field 

info [at]

Also, the ICO has an advice line for small organisations which you can call if you have any tricky questions - 0303 123 1113 and select option 4 

You may also find information on their website of interest

Additional info added March 2018: 

(1) Abigail Luthmann from Dhanakosha...

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Applying to become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)

Tue, 21 May, 2019 - 17:22

A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is the form that the Charity Commission now suggest charities use - it has the benefit of limiting the liability of the trustees.

It is not that hard to do, honestly! The attached documents provide some helpful samples and advice but let us know if you think there is an important omission (info [at] - the Development Team are not experts in charity law but will do what they can to help!...

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Risk Assessment Policy and Risk Register

Tue, 14 May, 2019 - 19:15

In the UK it is regarded as good practice for charities to have a Risk Assessment Policy in place and useful to have a Risk Register, listing risks and mitigating factors.

Here  are some resources with information, templates and examples from various sources:

1. Charities and Risk Management CC26 - Gov UK - 32 page document which explains everything
2. Project risk register template and guide - Tasmania Gov - 9 page document
3. Websites with templates for risk registers and related - 1 page with links to useful websites
4. Risk management review...

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