Most Buddhist charities in the UK are insured under the Buddhist Insurance Scheme, which is underwritten by Ecclesiastical Insurance.
To ensure that you would actually be covered should your charity ever have reason to make an insurance claim related to a Safeguarding matter, do look at Ecclesiastical’s expectations of charities in relation to Safeguarding standards.
Please note that although Ecclesiastical defines Safeguarding as the protection of children and vulnerable adults, the Charity Commission for England and Wales requires charities to protect all adults...
Your charity may be wondering how to respond to the war in Ukraine and the resulting humanitarian emergency. There are Safeguarding dimensions to this, especially if you are taking in refugees: children and adults who will be very vulnerable.
In this free webinar lawyers from Bates Wells will summarise some of the key issues you may need to...
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.
One or two people have asked if there is a formal description for the role of a Safeguarding officer/co-ordinator (including, now a Nichiren group in California, as Triratna’s Safeguarding standards are gradually becoming known among other Buddhist traditions.)
We don’t yet have a formal role description for Triratna but here are two descriptions I have found so far.
This one is adapted from a description by Thirtyone:eight, the UK charity which specialises in Safeguarding advice for faith groups, though they say...
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.
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...