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Learning from the FPMT in the case of Dagri Rinpoche

Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 - 16:50

Learning from the FPMT in the case of Dagri Rinpoche

Thu, 17 Dec, 2020 - 16:50

November saw the publication within the Tibetan tradition FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana) of a report on allegations of sexual assault carried out by Dagri Rinpoche. Dagri Rinpoche is not a member of FPMT, but is a visiting teacher ordained in the same lineage.

Whenever such reports are published, the ECA’s Safeguarding team looks carefully to see what we in Triratna can learn from others’ experience. In the spirit of learning rather than criticism, we’ll list...

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Are you livestreaming your activities?

Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 - 12:04

Are you livestreaming your activities?

Wed, 16 Dec, 2020 - 12:04

If you are livestreaming your activities with people present in the room, don’t forget to make sure that anyone who will appear in shot knows and agrees, or moves out of shot, whether adult or child.

And here are further Safeguarding measures to be aware of when teaching online.

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Learning from the Catholic Church

Mon, 14 Dec, 2020 - 14:35

Learning from the Catholic Church

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...

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Are you new to the Safeguarding page?

Fri, 11 Dec, 2020 - 13:44

Are you new to the Safeguarding page?

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...

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New Charity governance code: England and Wales

Tue, 8 Dec, 2020 - 14:08

New Charity governance code: England and Wales

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
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What is Adult grooming?

Mon, 16 Nov, 2020 - 12:26

What is Adult grooming?

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.

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Learning from the Church of England

Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

Learning from the Church of England

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...

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

Fri, 30 Oct, 2020 - 12:36

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

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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Safeguarding webinars (England)

Thu, 29 Oct, 2020 - 14:37

Safeguarding webinars (England)

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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Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

Fri, 18 Sep, 2020 - 12:54

Webinar: Safeguarding training for trustees (England and Wales)

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.

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