Facilitator HQ

How to use this page:
Use the first form to submit your notes on a Pudding session you have facilitated. Use the second form to share any anonymous feedback about your experiences of facilitating with Pudding, at any time. Use the third form to raise a wellbeing concern about someone or something from a session.

 

Our safer spaces policy

At Pudding, our goal is to make all audiences feel welcome, and to facilitate conversation. We cannot control what any attendee in our session will say, nor predict how a comment might make someone else feel. Therefore Pudding operates a safer spaces policy (rather than a safe or brave spaces policy). We strive to hold space with care, that empowers attendees to challenge statements compassionately. Our commitment is to respect the individual and challenge the behaviour. We work with our partners to ensure these processes are clear and consistent.

We trust facilitators to:

  • Manage sensitive subject matters, using personal judgement and deep listening to moderate conversation. 

  • Distinguish between a difference of opinion and a personal attack.

  • Escalate with the event manager when they feel our safer spaces principle has been breached.

Here are our processes for dealing with challenging behaviour:

  • If an individual demonstrates language or behaviour which challenges our safer spaces policy, the individual will be reminded of Pudding's safer spaces policy, and invited to reflect on their comments. At the close of the session, please invite affected attendees to remain, to chat further with Georgia and the venue, where we will be able to provide additional support..

  • If an individual demonstrates language or behaviour which breaches our safer spaces policy, the event manager will be brought in, and the individual may be asked to leave.

After all sessions there’ll be the chance to submit a welfare report on any experiences alongside your feedback.

If there’s anything you want to chat about that relates to the above, please get in touch with Georgia on info@pudding.org.uk

Last reviewed: 10 May 2022