As Chairperson of the Network of Buddhist Organisations I am writing to pass on condolences from the members of our committee. We are keeping in mind members of the Royal Family, who have lost a loved one, and people of the United Kingdom and across the world who are grieving alongside them. Queen Elizabeth II …. Read More >
Angulimala Prison Chaplaincy, which provides the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) with Buddhist prison chaplains, seeks to recruit new chaplains. Though some are volunteers, most UK Buddhist prison chaplains are paid by the MoJ on a part time, sessional basis. You must be practising the five precepts and willing to teach Buddhism to people from different Buddhist schools and traditions. For more …. Read More >
The Charity Commission for England and Wales have published this advice for charities wishing to respond to the Ukraine crisis. Please also see this post on offering a home to refugees and the video of a webinar on charity duties when working with refuges.
Most Buddhist charities in the UK are insured under the Buddhist Insurance Scheme, which is underwritten by Ecclesiastical Insurance. To ensure that you would actually be covered should your charity ever have reason to make an insurance claim related to a Safeguarding matter, do look at Ecclesiastical’s expectations of charities in relation to Safeguarding standards. https://www.ecclesiastical.com/risk-management/safeguarding/ Please note that …. Read More >
Are you inspired to offer help to Ukrainian refugees? We need to bear in mind that refugees are extremely vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, particularly sexual abuse and trafficking, and Safeguarding measures are required to reduce risk. Buddhists wishing to offer to take in Ukrainian refugees can at present only do this (officially) as individual …. Read More >
Free DBS webinars for faith charity trustees, staff and volunteers in England and Wales: Wednesday 2nd March, 12pm – 1pm repeated on Thursday 3rd March, 7pm – 8pm Book for one of these webinars. All charities in England and Wales are required to DBS (security) check staff and volunteers, as appropriate. But who needs to …. Read More >
The PowerPoint and video materials from the NBO Safeguarding webinar with speakers from the Charity Commission on 29th January 2022 are now available for public sharing.
Rainbodhi is a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists in Australia and advocates for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community. They have just published a brand new resource on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists and Buddhist organisations: ‘Welcoming the Rainbow – A guide to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity for Buddhists’ to help Buddhists and Buddhist organisations to create safe and …. Read More >
Saturday 29th January 2022 10-11am A webinar for trustees, Safeguarding officers, teachers, leaders and volunteers in Buddhist charities – and anyone else! What are the duties of Buddhist charities in relation to Safeguarding adults and children from harm and how can we do this better? In this NBO webinar, speakers from the Charity Commission …. Read More >
Join us on Saturday 20th November at 1500 – 1615 for our NBO Annual Gathering, as we ask how to the stories we tell about ourselves and the world shape our actions, practice, and future? More details and Zoom link here.