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Making Zoom meetings more disabled-accessible

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 09:47

Making the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha more accessible to anyone is obviously part of our practice. (And discrimination by an organisation on the grounds of disability is also illegal and a Safeguarding matter in the UK.)

Many thanks to those at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) for this guide to making Zoom meetings more accessible for those with disabilities or impairments.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/resources/accessible-online-sangha-meeting…

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Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 09:55

Here are the Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021, which replace any model documents not dated 2021 - as well as two updated guidance documents.

Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

  1. Triratna worldwide general advice on Safeguarding 2021 (These are introductory notes, not a policy.)
  2. The Triratna Model Child Protection policy 2021
  3. The Triratna Model Child Protection Code of Conduct 2021
  4. The Triratna Model Safeguarding Adults Policy 2021
  5. The Triratna Model Ethical Guidelines 2021

These model documents are public. Once you have updated your own policies (and your council has adopted them) it’s a good idea to put them on your website, perhaps under the heading ‘About us’, or ‘Our values’.

There are two...

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Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 13:24

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2021 by Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding team.

(See below for more information on Safeguarding, the Safeguarding team, the Ethics Kula and the difference between Safeguarding matters and Matters of Order conduct.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures are a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the initiative of Triratna’s International Council) are an...

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Free Safeguarding webinars with the Charity Commission

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 16:15

Dear Safeguarding officers in England and Wales,

Attached below please see details of free webinars for faith charities run by the Charity Commission’s Faith Engagement Team, including a free Safeguarding webinar on 6th February and repeated on 10th February.

To book, click on the title of the event in the attachment.

I’ve recently had very good contact with the CC’s Faith Engagement Team and they are very approachable, eager to be in touch with any faith charity and happy to answer questions.

The Head of Faith Charities Engagement is Nick Donaldson.
Email: Nick.Donaldson [at] ...

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Safeguarding in online activities

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 15:24

We’re all used to teaching on Zoom these days.

So what do you do if a 15 year-old turns up unexpectedly? Do you know why pairs are not a good idea in classes where the participants aren’t already known to you?

And what can we do to help those finding themselves spending more time at home with depression, or with abusive parents and partners?

In April the Safeguarding team wrote to all the Safeguarding officers on its database with Safeguarding advice related to Coronavirus. That was before the creation of...

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A Safeguarding quiz

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 - 13:38

Here’s a short Safeguarding quiz from the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, which is a good guide to Safeguarding requirements and obligations in UK charities too.

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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 - 17:16

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2020 by Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding team.

(See below for more information on Safeguarding, the Safeguarding team, the Ethics Kula and the difference between Safeguarding matters and Matters of Order conduct.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures are a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the initiative of Triratna’s International...

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Safeguarding and Coronavirus: teaching online with adults and with children

By Munisha on 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

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Apr, 2020 - 15:06

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2020 by Triratna’s Safeguarding team, part of Triratna’s Ethics Kula.

(See below for more information on Safeguarding, the Safeguarding team, the Ethics Kula and the difference between Safeguarding matters and Matters of Order conduct.)

Safeguarding and ethical policies and procedures are a practical expression of ahimsa, non-harming, the value underlying Buddhist precepts and the Bodhisattva activity of protecting living beings from harm.

The model Ethical guidelines (first published in 2015 on the...

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

By Munisha on 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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