Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service

"The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone.
It  seeks to safeguard the welfare of people of all ages 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."
                                                                              'Awareness and Safety in our Catholic Communities 2007'

Details of policy, contacts and roles with regard to thesafeguarding of children and vulnerable adults can be found on these pages.

McLellan Commission Press Release

  • 24-03-2014
  McLellan Commission introduces remit for examining Catholic Church in Scotland’s handling of abuse   The Very Reverend Dr Andrew McLellan, CBE today (Tuesday 18 March 2014) shared the remit of The McLellan Commission, an external review of safeg...

Recruitment Documents

  • 16-10-2011

Recruitment documents for all volunteer appointments as Pastoral Carer (Children) and/or Pastoral Carer (Protected Adults)  are available here.

Examples of Role Descriptors

  • 16-10-2011

Here you will find examples of the roles and functions of key volunteer activities in the parish.

Recruitment Process

  • 16-10-2011

With the help of the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, the following process must be adhered to for all volunteer appointments as Pastoral Carer (Children) and/or Pastoral Carer (Protected Adults).

Initial Recruitment Documents

  • 16-10-2011

Please find here for you to print off if you wish the two forms you must complete before sending them to the Diocesan Office. 

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Flow Chart

  • 16-10-2011

Find out if an activity is regulated work with Children or Protected Adults requiring Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Scheme membership.


  • 10-10-2011

Details of Diocesan and national contacts in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

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