Safeguarding Update

7th March 2020

In the last year, following the recommendations of our Independent Investigation and on advice from the Charity Commission we have put safeguarding at the heart of our work to ensure Rigpa UK is a safe environment for everyone. This work is underpinned by both our code of conduct, in line with our principles and ethics as students of Buddhism, and UK Law.

In 2019 we developed a new safeguarding framework including policies and procedures designed to clearly set out Rigpa UK’s approach to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of everyone participating in Rigpa UK activities. This framework has been communicated to our Branch and Group Managers, instructors and staff and ongoing training and support is being provided to all volunteers and staff to ensure our policies are effective in practice.

Please read the information below for details of how and in what situation you can raise safeguarding concerns or raise a grievance or complaint to Rigpa UK, its regulatory authority, the Charity Commission, or in the case of a criminal offence, the police.

With best wishes
The Trustees of Rigpa Fellowship (Rigpa UK)