Policy Statement by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland
The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and wellbeing of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of children and young people who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.
As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, paid and voluntary members to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Mr Gerry McCabe
8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST
Telephone: 01292 266750
SCOTTISH CATHOLIC SAFEGUARDING SERVICE
274 Bath Street
Telephone: 0141 332 7177
Information Line Tel/Fax: 0141 353 1177
National Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Tina Campbell
Instruction on Safeguarding for implementation
in all Catholic canonical jurisdictions in Scotland
and by all other groups and organisations in
Scotland subject to a legitimate canonical
authority of the Catholic Church.
published by the Bishops of Scotland 'ad experimentum',
for a period of three years from March 2018*
* During this period, observations on this text can be sent to
the General Secretary of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland,
64 Aitken Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire ML6 6LT.
Diocese Policies for PVG applications
The diocese has policies for the secure handling and referral of PVG information. These are available as a pdf download.
Visit of the Independant Review Group to the
Diocese of Galloway
"A Conversation about Safeguarding"
The Independant Review Group (IRG) invites you to an open meeting at St Matthew's Parish Hall, Kilmarnock on Saturday 14th September from 11.00am. Further details are can be downloaded here.