Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding training for Safeguarding officers and trustees

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 10:18

Safeguarding training for Safeguarding officers and trustees

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Triratna Safeguardians,

We’re increasingly asked about training for Safeguarding. The good news is that it’s available online, more cheaply and accessibly than ever.

  1. Training may be available from your local authority.
  2. The NSPCC offer well-regarded training for Safeguarding children.
  3. Thirtyone:eight are a Christian Safeguarding charity offering a range of courses specifically for Safeguarding in faith groups of all kinds.
  4. And Amaladipa and I at the ECA Safeguarding team have been planning to run online training specifically tailored to the kinds of situations
  5. ...
Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Trustee gatherings with the ECA Safeguarding team

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 13:56

Trustee gatherings with the ECA Safeguarding team

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 13:56

Would your centre council/trustees welcome a chance to meet the ECA’s Safeguarding team on Zoom sometime?

Amaladipa and I recently spent two hours on Zoom with the trustees of one Triratna charity. It was an informal opportunity for them to ask questions about Safeguarding and their responsibilities and they afterwards said how very helpful it had been. We enjoyed it too.

If you’d like to discuss this, or just suggest dates, email us at safeguarding [at] triratna.community.

We’re available from September...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Online gathering for Safeguarding officers 28th June 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 15:21

Online gathering for Safeguarding officers 28th June 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 15:21

Dear Triratna Safeguarding friends,

Want to get together with other Triratna Safeguarding officers for mutual support?

At the ECA Safeguarding team we know that being a centre Safeguarding officer can sometimes be a demanding and lonely job. So we’ll be offering a series of Zoom gatherings, starting on

Monday 28th June, 10.30-12.30 GMT

When we see how this one goes we’ll programme further meetings at various times and on various days of the week, to suit different time zones and working patterns.

To book, please email safeguarding [at] triratna.community.

With metta,
Munisha and Amaladipa

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

UK: DBS security checks

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:58

UK: DBS security checks

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:58

Here’s new information on DBS security checks for places of worship in the UK.

https://www.sfitogether.org/dbs-checks-faith-centres/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-checks-for-working-with-c…

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Setting up secure email for Safeguarding work

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:32

Setting up secure email for Safeguarding work

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 13:32

Standard email is not secure enough to satisfy data protection law when sharing the kind of very sensitive personal information​ we sometimes need to share in Safeguarding work.

ProtonMail offer free secure email and it can be set up so that you receive an alert to your regular email that there is a new ProtonMail email, so you don’t have to remember to keep checking it. (See below for more information about this.)

It’s a good idea to set up a generic email address so that when the Safeguarding role is passed on the email...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

2020 with the ECA Safeguarding team

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 9 Apr, 2021 - 16:01

2020 with the ECA Safeguarding team

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 9 Apr, 2021 - 16:01

Despite Triratna centres being mostly closed since March 2020 because of the pandemic, the work of the ECA’s Safeguarding team has continued. Here’s a short account of our work.

Since 2016 the Safeguarding team has provided a central place to report ethical concerns. We can be found in the Triratna section of the dropdown menu on the home page of The Buddhist Centre Online at www.thebuddhistcentre.com - or just by searching ‘safeguarding’ on TBCO.

Alongside continuing work on some historical...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

The Church of England and independent Safeguarding

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 09:51

The Church of England and independent Safeguarding

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 31 Mar, 2021 - 09:51

Over the last few years there have sometimes been calls for Triratna’s Safeguarding to be overseen by a body outside Triratna. This report from the UK’s Church Times offers more insight into why this is nearly impossible for any UK organisation, so far at least.

In response to investigation of failures to prevent child sexual abuse over many decades the Church of England is seeking to ensure its Safeguarding services are provided by a body which cannot be ‘frustrated’...

European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 13:57

Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 13:57

The ECA’s Safeguarding team is happy to present the latest versions of Triratna’s Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines, updated for 2021.

See the policies and guidelines and read all about Safeguarding in Triratna on the dedicated Triratna Safeguarding page.

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

England and Wales: bill to make sex between faith leaders and 16-17 year olds an offence

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 17:00

England and Wales: bill to make sex between faith leaders and 16-17 year olds an offence

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 17:00

Under a bill announced today, faith leaders who have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care will be breaking the law under new legislation planned for England and Wales. This would apply to Order members who teach or have any other involvement with 16-17 year-olds in the context of Triratna activities, or any other context where they are acting as Order members.

The age of consent is 16, yet a person remains legally a child until 18. ‘Position of Trust’ law already...

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