Tag: child sexual abuse

Triratna Safeguarding
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Barriers to reporting child sexual abuse in religious communities in England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 19:41

Barriers to reporting child sexual abuse in religious communities in England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 22 Oct, 2021 - 19:41

Booking is open for this free online talk on the barriers faced by faith groups in England and Wales to the effective reporting of child sexual abuse.

Wednesday 10th November 2021
11am UK time

Information and registration

This talk will build on the finding of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales that in some faith groups there are significant barriers to the reporting of allegations of child sexual abuse to police and other external bodies.

The speaker is Nick Donaldson, who previously worked at...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is a UK government-commissioned legal inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales. Since 2015 it has held a series of hearings about child sexual abuse and child protection in many institutions of public life in those two areas of the UK, including the Catholic and Anglican Churches.

In May 2020 IICSA turned its attention to smaller faith groups and its 226-page report on this latest phase,...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into the Anglican Church in England and Wales has led to the Church committing to significant reform. The law in England and Wales will also be amended to add religious leaders to the definition of ‘positions of trust’. This new law will make it a criminal offence for religious leaders and teachers to have sex with anyone under 18 who would be deemed to be ‘in their care’, even though the age of consent is...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Learning from the Catholic Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 14:35

Learning from the Catholic Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 14:35

Following October’s release of a report on failures in preventing addressing child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church in England and Wales, November saw the publication of a 123-page report on similar failures in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

NB: ‘Child sexual abuse’ includes the ‘non-contact’ offences of viewing, possessing or producing indecent images of children.

Whenever such reports are published,  we at the ECA’s Safeguarding team look carefully to see what we can learn. We’ll list...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

October saw the publication of a 154-page report on failures to prevent child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church in England and Wales, which the Church itself has described as ‘shocking’.

NB: ‘Child sexual abuse’ includes the ‘non-contact’ offences of viewing, possessing or producing indecent images of children.

Whenever such reports are published, the ECA’s Safeguarding team look carefully to see what we can learn. The report is is extremely long and detailed so we’ll list below some points...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

On Thursday 21st May 2020 Munisha appeared as a witness at a public inquiry relating to child sexual abuse in England and Wales, speaking about child protection, and Safeguarding more generally in Triratna, from her experience as the Safeguarding officer employed by the European Chairs’ Assembly to support Triratna centres’ Safeguarding officers with policies and advice.

Please note: this was not an investigation and Munisha was not called because of concerns about a risk of harm to children in Triratna.

The interview took place in two parts,...