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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


Diocesan Office,

8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST

Telephone: 01292 266750      




274 Bath Street


G2 4JR

Telephone: 0141 332 7177

Information Line Tel/Fax: 0141 353 1177


National Safeguarding Co-ordinator:  Tina Campbell




Calendar of Events

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.


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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"



IRG invitation