Safeguarding is the shared responsibility of everyone to ensure the safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable
adults. It is also about ensuring the professional and safe behaviour of everyone who has a duty of care within our Catholic communities
whether ordained or lay and whether in a paid or volunteer position. Safeguarding is not only a way to respond to harm but must be proactive
in the prevention of any form of abuse or harm.
The Church in Scotland has a mandatory Reporting Policy. All allegations of a criminal nature are reported to Police Scotland.
This applies whether the accused is alive or deceased. Allegations must in the first instance be reported to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.
If the Adviser is not available please ask to speak to a member of Safeguarding Team.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team