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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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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Safeguarding: not just children and "adults who may be at risk"

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

Safeguarding: not just children and "adults who may be at risk"

By Munisha on Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

It’s a common misconception that Triratna charities only need to protect from harm children and those ‘adults who may be considered at risk’ (or ‘vulnerable adults’, a term no longer used).

However, everyone needs protection from harm. These days trustees are responsible for protecting all their beneficiaries from harm in the course of their charity’s activities. This is a clear requirement of the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, to mention just three...

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Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding webinars (England)

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 14:37

Safeguarding webinars (England)

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 14:37

Thirtyone:eight, UK specialists in Safeguarding for faith groups, are offering online courses in

Safeguarding Children & Young People
Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm

Safeguarding for Trustees
Safeguarding for Coordinators and Designated Leads (Safeguarding officers)
Safer Recruitment

Online DBS checks and Eligibility
Domestic Abuse
Spiritual Abuse

Bookings and information

If you take part, please let us have your feedback.
Email: safeguarding [at] triratna.community

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Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By Centre Team on Thu, 24 Sep, 2020 - 11:38

For many years, ethical issues from Triratna’s past have affected the individuals who were involved and the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community as a whole, and a number of people have come forward with accounts of the suffering they experienced within Triratna. Some of these issues involved the sexual behaviour of Sangharakshita, Triratna’s founder.

The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to these issues. The members of the Kula worked together over the...

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Triratna Safeguarding

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Trustees of charities in the UK are held legally and morally responsible for Safeguarding their charities’ beneficiaries from harm in the course of their charities’ activities.

Triratna trustees may be interested in these dates (September 2020-February 2021) for online trustee training from Thirtyone:eight, who specialise in Safeguarding for faith organisations. This training will refer to the law and Charity Commission regulations in England and Wales.

Webinar: Safeguarding for Trustees

The Safeguarding team will be happy to have feedback from anyone attending these webinars.

Munisha
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The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

The Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 - 08:33

Triratna’s Adhisthana Kula published yesterday a public report on its work 2017-2019 to address ethical (and other) concerns in Triratna’s past.

Read the report on its website.
View/download the report as a pdf.

The Adhisthana Kula, so named simply because it met at Triratna’s main UK centre, Adhisthana, was a group of seven women and men, senior Order members who volunteered to meet over many months and years to identify and address the matters of concern. As...

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Adhisthana Kula

Notice of the Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 21:57

Notice of the Adhisthana Kula Report: Addressing Ethical Issues in Triratna

By ratnadharini on Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 - 21:57

The Adhisthana Kula arose from a wish to acknowledge openly and respond effectively to issues from Triratna’s past. The members of the Kula worked together over the course of nearly four years to review historical difficulties in our community and find ways to address their lasting consequences. Towards the end of 2019, we published an update on the Adhisthana Kula webspace, stating an intention to summarise the work, making it clear what had been done so far and outlining next steps. It was a complex...

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Triratna Safeguarding

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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