On 2020 October 24, 38 LEAD Brothers and Lasallian Partners in 5 different time zones gathered together via Zoom Video Communications to attend the LEAD Integrity and Safeguarding (I&S) Webinar. The objective is to have safety measures that ensure maximum protection of the students, minors, and vulnerable adults entrusted to the care of the Lasallian Institutions and Communities across the 7 Sectors of LEAD.
Br. Ambrose Payne FSC from ANZPPNG District was invited as the resource speaker to share his experience and expertise on the topic. He presented relevant documents concerning safeguarding standards and best practices on the subject matter, together with practical examples, outcomes, and indicators to complement the concepts. Finally, the I&S Skills Matrix was discussed in order to have a better understanding of the ideal member profiles for the proposed Integrity and Safeguarding Board (ISB).
The District Council members, Community Directors, and invited Brothers and Lasallian Partners listened intently to the presentation. Br. Ambrose pointed out the cultural and jurisdictional realities in the seven Sectors of LEAD and advised the Leadership Team to bear this in mind when composing the policies. There was a Q&A portion after each segment and the participants didn't waste time raising valuable questions, which Br. Ambrose zealously responded to.
Based on the evaluation, the webinar garnered an average satisfaction rating of 89% from 32 respondents. The next steps now are for the District to create Action Plans and identify leaders who would do their utmost to ensure that these plans are properly implemented. (Photos: Mr. Jyron Raz)