Protecting children and adults from abuse: Safeguarding training for UK Buddhist organisations

Two Safeguarding training events
organised by the Network of Buddhist Organisations UK

To be held at
Birmingham Buddhist Centre
11 Park Road
Birmingham, B13 8AB

Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: Saturday 10th November, 13.30-17.00
Safeguarding children: Saturday 1st December, 13.30-17.00


Two events for Buddhist trustees, administrators, leaders, teachers and Safeguarding officers

Trustees of all UK Buddhist organisations of any kind are legally responsible for Safeguarding children and adults from harm. Do you understand what the Charity Commission expects of you – whether or not you run any events for children?

A suggested donation of £50 per person is requested for each event, payable by cash or cheque at venue.
For NBO member organisations, a donation of £35 per person is requested for each event, payable by cash or cheque at venue.
(Wondering whether your organisation is an NBO member?)
Receipts can be given.

The venue will open for registration, BYO lunch and mingling from 12.00-13.30

Abuse is much in the news. Buddhist organisations are sadly not immune.
Safeguarding is a practical expression of compassion; the desire to relieve suffering for ourselves and others. However not everyone shares that desire, and children and some adults can be particularly vulnerable to harm in faith organisations, where we may tend to look for the best in everyone.

Would you recognise if a sangha member was being take advantage of?
Would you know what to do about it? Would you know what NOT to do about it?
What would you do if someone at a class or retreat confessed to viewing illegal images of children online?

These events will be led by a trainer from Thirtyone:eight (previously CCPAS) who specialise in Safeguarding advice and training for faith organisations. She will help you understand more about Safeguarding, how to recognise those at risk and what to do if problems occur, as well as developing policies.

Has your organisation sent someone for Safeguarding training this year?
Many insurers require this as a condition of cover.