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Free Safeguarding webinars with the Charity Commission

Mon, 4 Jan, 2021 - 16:15

Dear Safeguarding officers in England and Wales,

Attached below please see details of free webinars for faith charities run by the Charity Commission’s Faith Engagement Team, including a free Safeguarding webinar on 6th February and repeated on 10th February.

To book, click on the title of the event in the attachment.

I’ve recently had very good contact with the CC’s Faith Engagement Team and they are very approachable, eager to be in touch with any faith charity and happy to answer questions.

The Head of Faith Charities Engagement is Nick Donaldson.
Email: Nick.Donaldson [at] ...

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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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Reasons to do Safeguarding well

Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

Reasons to do Safeguarding well

Thu, 3 Dec, 2020 - 09:06

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

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Safeguarding in online activities

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?

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...