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

Are you new to the Safeguarding page?

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 11 Dec, 2020 - 13:44

Are you new to the Safeguarding page?

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 11 Dec, 2020 - 13:44

If it’s your first time here, welcome!

1. Do have a look at the ‘Info’ page above
2. Browse the posts at ‘Latest’

We’ve posted quite a number of important things here since we started last summer - things you need to know if you’re involved in any way with building an understanding of Safeguarding and ethical conduct in Triratna.

Also you’ll find information about how the ECA Safeguarding team and Adhisthana kula have addressed ethical failings in our past...

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

European Buddhist Union condemns abuse by Buddhist teachers

By Munisha on Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 - 09:21

Prompted by recent allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Tibetan teacher Dagri Rinpoche, the European Buddhist Union has published this statement on misconduct by Buddhist teachers.

Triratna has been a very active member of the EBU for many years, sending a series of Liaison officers to its meetings, of which I am the latest. As part of EBU discussions of misconduct in several Buddhist organisations I have talked very openly about the controversial aspects of Triratna’s past. I...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

New Charity governance code: England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 - 14:08

New Charity governance code: England and Wales

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 - 14:08

A new, refreshed Charity Governance Code launched today in England and Wales.

The Code was first published in 2017. It is not legally binding, but aims to express ‘best practice’ core principles and governance goals for charity trustees, and has been widely adopted across the sector, with the backing of the Charity Commission for England and Wales. The Code is reviewed every three years.

With regard to Safeguarding, the Code recommends

3.7 Ensuring the right to be safe

  • Trustees understand their safeguarding responsibilities and meet the legal minimum
  • ...
Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Reasons to do Safeguarding well

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

Reasons to do Safeguarding well

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

Here’s a tiny video from the UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

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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What is Adult grooming?

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 12:26

What is Adult grooming?

By Munisha on Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 12:26

This week is National Safeguarding Adults Week in the UK. In information received about it I notice material about ’Adult grooming’. Not children, but adults.

(You may be somewhere else in the Triratna world, but this could still be helpful to you.)

What is Adult grooming?

Link to various resources on Safeguarding adults.

With thanks to the Ann Craft Trust, provider of resources and training for Safeguarding children and adults.

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

The spirit of Safeguarding

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Nov, 2020 - 12:12

Re-presented here are a couple of earlier interviews on Safeguarding in Triratna, to give more of a sense of the spirit and Dharmic motivation with which the Safeguarding team works.

First, a one-minute video summary by Munisha, from January 2020

Second (below) an 18-minute podcast with Munisha interviewed by Candradasa from way back in February 2017 when Triratna Safeguarding was less than a year old and there was no team yet.

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