Psychological safety in churches, charities, and businesses is of paramount importance, as it creates an environment where your people feel comfortable expressing themselves, sharing ideas, and taking risks without fear of retribution or harm. Addressing psychological safety is an important component of safeguarding children, youth, vulnerable...
Sep21ThuCan we not learn from tragedy that other’s experience? September 21, 2023
I have spent much time over the last decade considering the term Duty of Care, as it relates to safeguarding the vulnerable sector.
The concept of duty of care identifies the relationship that exists between two persons (e.g. two individuals, an individual and an organization) and establishes the obligations that one owes the other, in...
Aug21MonAugust 21, 2023
Members at large, also known as at-large members, typically refer to individuals who are part of the committee but do not hold specific officer positions or titles. They serve as general members and often play important roles in decision-making, oversight, and providing diverse perspectives. Given your involvement with Plan to Protect® and your desire to prevent abuse, you might find it interesting to know that members at large can play a crucial role in ensuring accountability and transparency within organizations, especially those focused on abuse prevention.
Jul25TueJuly 25, 2023
First, I must confess that when I became a certified trainer with Plan to Protect® in 2013, I was fairly certain that the company wouldn't be in business for long. I was confident that people would learn to do better through the training and would thus put this small company out of business in no time flat. I could not have been more wrong! Today, more than ever, we need to train people on abuse prevention and protection as child, youth, and vulnerable adult abuse reports seem to be multiplying exponentially! The work that our certified trainers do is critically important. It is thrilling to have people delivering our abuse prevention training worldwide! We should not be discouraged that things do not seem to be changing on a global level as we can be confident that we are making a difference in our own little corners of the world one training at a time!
Jul24MonJuly 24, 2023
A qualified trainer will deliver training to leadership, volunteers and staff that work with or engage with the vulnerable sector. They are committed to training in a classroom setting to ensure comprehension and engagement with the material. Every Plan to Protect® Trainer provides abuse prevention, prevention, and protection (reporting and response) in their training. This formula elevates the content from just a list of do’s and don’ts to inspiring training that helps the learner understand the big picture.
Jul20ThuJuly 20, 2023
For the very first time in my life, I attended a movie alone. I tried to bring someone along. I invited five different people, in fact. Finally, I resigned myself to the fact that no one else was interested, so I grabbed my box of Kleenex and watched what would end up being a life-changing film!
Jun26MonJune 26, 2023
We are often asked the question, whose responsibility, is it? In our newsletters over the next few months, we will be offering a series on “Whose responsibility, is it?”
Jun21WedJune 21, 2023
We are often asked the question, whose responsibility is it? In our newsletters, we are offering a series on “Whose responsibility, is it?” Last month we focused on the responsibility of the Board, today we focus on Senior Staff Members.
Jun21WedJune 21, 2023
The Board should provide effective governance when developing and implementing a plan to protect the vulnerable sector that the organization serves. This includes having clear and compelling documents concerning the structure, operations, and beliefs consistent with safeguarding children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
Feb24FriFebruary 24, 2023
What am I doing to better myself?
I don’t think you can watch a movie like Women Talking , read a book The Six Working Genius , hear these heart-breaking case studies without doing some navel gazing and reflecting on your own leadership style. I deeply desire to be a leader that is healthy and safe, that uses both positional power...