'GROUNDED’ conversation - Bring a cuppa... Faith Groups Only **POSTPONED** NEW DATE TO BE AGREED

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10 February 2022 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Theme: When sacred trust is broken… creating healthy cultures in the faith sector  

Leigh McFarlane knows that some places of faith have been unsafe for those seeking to worship and grow in faith. Sadly, the faith sector is not immune to the realities of physical or sexual abuse and less recognised and researched, spiritual abuse has recently made news headlines. All abuse highlights the devastating misuses of power.  

Many published reports show places of faith have highly developed protection policies and procedural guidance in place while others have been lax, and in some cases even irresponsible in their approach. In these situations, places of worship are anything but safe. Against this backdrop, Leigh is passionate about creating the healthy cultures in the faith sector—cultures and practices that keep everyone safe!  


In this ‘Grounded’ conversation, Leigh will reflect on the challenges she faces as a Safeguarding Advisor with thirtyone:eight after which there’ll be an opportunity to share views about this important practice issue.  


‘Grounded’ is a networking opportunity where, over a cuppa the aim is to think about our practice as those who concerned about ‘faith in the community’ – the aim is to ‘ground’ a concern or issue by sharing it with others, discussing it and deciding what more could/should be done to develop the idea. 

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