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Making Zoom meetings more disabled-accessible

Mon, 23 Aug, 2021 - 09:47

Making the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha more accessible to anyone is obviously part of our practice. (And discrimination by an organisation on the grounds of disability is also illegal and a Safeguarding matter in the UK.)

Many thanks to those at the Manchester Buddhist Centre (UK) for this guide to making Zoom meetings more accessible for those with disabilities or impairments.

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/resources/accessible-online-sangha-meeting…

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Triratna Model Safeguarding Policies and Ethical Guidelines 2021

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 13:24

Here are Triratna’s model Ethical guidelines and policies for Safeguarding children and adults, updated for 2021 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 Council) are an...

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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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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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A Safeguarding quiz

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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Triratna Model Safeguarding policies and Ethical Guidelines 2020

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...