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Offering a home to Ukrainian refugees

Wed, 16 Mar, 2022 - 08:24

Offering a home to Ukrainian refugees

Wed, 16 Mar, 2022 - 08:24

Many of us have been very inspired by the example of the Triratna sangha in Krakow, Poland, opening their centre to refugee families from Ukraine. Last week Adhisthana and the College of Preceptors held an ‘Evening of Metta and Solidarity with our European Sangha’ in which Polish and Estonian Order members talked about their experience being so close to the conflict.

Watch the ‘Evening of Metta and Solidarity with our European Sangha’.

If we are inspired – as individual Buddhists or as...

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Charity Commission Safeguarding webinar materials now available

Mon, 21 Feb, 2022 - 15:25

Charity Commission Safeguarding webinar materials now available

Mon, 21 Feb, 2022 - 15:25

The PowerPoint pdf and video from the recent Charity Commission webinar on Safeguarding for Buddhist charities are now available and free to share with anyone at all.

One attender described it as ‘fabulous’; not a word often heard in this context…

Trustees and Safeguarding officers will find it useful to go through these materials, but they’re also relevant to any of us who teach or lead in any Triratna charity in England and Wales, to help us understand trustees’ regulatory obligations in this area,...

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Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into the Anglican Church in England and Wales has led to the Church committing to significant reform. The law in England and Wales will also be amended to add religious leaders to the definition of ‘positions of trust’. This new law will make it a criminal offence for religious leaders and teachers to have sex with anyone under 18 who would be deemed to be ‘in their care’, even though the age of consent is...

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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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Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

Triratna contributes to UK public inquiry into child sexual abuse in public institutions

Wed, 17 Jun, 2020 - 16:21

On Thursday 21st May 2020 Munisha appeared as a witness at a public inquiry relating to child sexual abuse in England and Wales, speaking about child protection, and Safeguarding more generally in Triratna, from her experience as the Safeguarding officer employed by the European Chairs’ Assembly to support Triratna centres’ Safeguarding officers with policies and advice.

Please note: this was not an investigation and Munisha was not called because of concerns about a risk of harm to children in Triratna.

The interview took place in two parts,...