What you can do next
Jan 13, 2018 — Hi all
Thank you for your support on this issue.
There's no single organisation that this is aimed at, which is why it is a pledge and not a petition to a specific body. It's up to all of us to get a safe and welcoming Pagan community, because we are a network of small groups and events. (See previous update for the size of groups and events that this is aimed at.)
The next step (if you wish to do so) is to contact large public events you may be planning to attend, and ask them if they have a code of conduct - and a safeguarding policy if the event includes children.
You could also give them links to the model policies:
- code of conduct http://pagansymposium.org/code.html
- safeguarding policy https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/safeguarding/writing-a-safeguarding-policy/
You could also point out that other communities, like the polyamory community, BDSM community, SF/F fandom, IT conferences, have all been through similar processes of abuse scandals at their events and have now implemented codes of conduct at events.
The background to why I started this petition/pledge can be found in the link attached below.
And please share the petition/pledge on social media.
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