College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Chairs' Letter – November 2021

By ratnadharini on Tue, 30 Nov, 2021 - 21:54

Dear Order members and friends,

This month the annual international College meeting was a complex hybrid affair, taking place partly in person at Adhisthana, and partly online. Akasajoti came up with a schedule that not only took into account the different time zones, but also maximised crossover by shuffling us into different configurations; she even set up interactive zoom screen in the shrine room that meant we could all see and hear each other.

We began...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Faith and child safeguarding summit 8 - 11 November 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 13:24

Keeping Children Safe, an international child Safeguarding organisation, is offering a four-day child Safeguarding summit online, free of charge.

8-11 November 2021

(You select the presentations you want to attend, rather than having to attend all four days.)

Details and booking here.

Triratna in the Buddhist world
Triratna in the Buddhist world

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering 20-24 October

By Munisha on Fri, 15 Oct, 2021 - 12:18

Still places available for the online International Western Dharma Teacher Gathering starting next week, Thursday-Sunday 20-24 October; also bursary places available.

On the Thursday Munisha (Triratna Liaison officer and ECA Safeguarding officer) will be giving a presentation on ‘Preventing harm in Buddhist communities and addressing it when it happens’, with a panel comprising Jan Chozen Bays, Lama Willa Miller and Scott Edelstein, author of Sex and the Spiritual Teacher: Why it Happens, When it’s a Problem and What We Can All Do.

Other...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

Child protection in religious organisations & settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

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.

In May 2020 IICSA turned its attention to smaller faith groups and its 226-page report on this latest phase,...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

Why confidentiality?

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 10 Jun, 2021 - 14:00

You may be wondering why the details about Safeguarding cases and cases of ethical misconduct in Triratna need to be kept so confidential. Why can’t everyone know?

Actually it’s not specifically to do with Safeguarding or misconduct. Data protection law in the UK and many other countries strictly protects the privacy of the individual and restricts the ways in which organisations may use or share information about individuals. You’ll notice this every time a website or an organisation asks your permission to hold...

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Free online Safeguarding training with SCIE 23rd June 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 - 14:15

Free online Safeguarding training with SCIE 23rd June 2021

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 2 Jun, 2021 - 14:15

We’ve just heard of a free online Safeguarding training event specially for faith groups offered by SCIE, 10-11.20am GMT on Wednesday 23rd June.

Details and registration here.

SCIE are the Social Care Institute for Excellence, who have conducted Safeguarding audits for the major Churches in the UK.

This would suit Safeguarding officers, trustees and anyone else who wants to understand more about Safeguarding.

Triratna Safeguarding
Triratna Safeguarding

Safeguarding training for Safeguarding officers and trustees

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 10:18

Safeguarding training for Safeguarding officers and trustees

By ECA Safeguarding on Fri, 28 May, 2021 - 10:18

Dear Triratna Safeguardians,

We’re increasingly asked about training for Safeguarding. The good news is that it’s available online, more cheaply and accessibly than ever.

  1. Training may be available from your local authority.
  2. The NSPCC offer well-regarded training for Safeguarding children.
  3. Thirtyone:eight are a Christian Safeguarding charity offering a range of courses specifically for Safeguarding in faith groups of all kinds.
  4. And Amaladipa and I at the ECA Safeguarding team have been planning to run online training specifically tailored to the kinds of situations
  5. ...

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