Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding for Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 08:45

Safeguarding for Buddhist charities: a Charity Commission webinar

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 08:45

Saturday 29th January 2022
10-11am (UK time)

A free webinar for trustees, Safeguarding officers, teachers, leaders and volunteers in Buddhist charities – and anyone else!

What are the duties of Buddhist charities in relation to Safeguarding adults and children from harm and how can we do this better?

Hosted by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK, speakers from the Charity Commission for England and Wales will explain the Commission’s requirements - and what has been learned from recent experience in Buddhist organisations.

Safeguarding is...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

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

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Keeping Children Safe, an international child Safeguarding organisation, is offering a four-day child Safeguarding summit online, free of charge.

8-11 November 2021

(You select the presentations you want to attend, rather than having to attend all four days.)

Details and booking here.

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

Still places available for the online International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering starting next week, Thursday-Sunday 20-24 October; also bursary places available.

On the Thursday Munisha (Triratna Liaison officer and ECA Safeguarding officer) will be giving a presentation on ‘Preventing harm in Buddhist communities and addressing it when it happens’, with a panel comprising Jan Chozen Bays, Lama Willa Miller and Scott Edelstein, author of Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why it Happens, When it’s a Problem and What We Can All Do.

Other...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

What is a Safeguarding trustee?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 14:55

What is a Safeguarding trustee?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 30 Sep, 2021 - 14:55

All Triratna charities should have Safeguarding officers (as recommended by the latest report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse), but charities in England and Wales are required by the Charity Commission to have a Safeguarding trustee. As with the Safeguarding officer, this needs to be an Order member.

The Safeguarding trustee is responsible for

  • keeping Safeguarding on the agenda for the trustees so they don’t just forget about it and leave it to the poor SG officer!
  • making sure
  • ...
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

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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