Protecting children and adults from abuse in 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 POSTPONED TO 2019 
Safeguarding children: Saturday 1st December, 13.30-17.00


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

Has your Buddhist organisation had its Safeguarding training this year?
The Charity Commission and many insurers require this.
Think you don’t need it because you don’t run children’s activities? Think again.

Trustees of all UK Buddhist organisations of any kind are legally responsible for Safeguarding children and adults from harm, and are expected to provide regular training. It’s not just for those of you running children’s events; in 2017 a European Zen teacher was sent to prison for eight years for the sexual abuse of his young 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?)

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

Would you know what to do if a sangha member was being taken advantage of?
What would you do if someone at a class or retreat confessed to viewing illegal images of children online?
What do you need to do if an ex-sex-offender attends your classes or retreats?

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.