Welcome to the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles Safeguarding web-page. In the Diocese we follow the standards and procedures that are given by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and the National Safeguarding Office.

Our Safeguarding Culture

Everyone in the Catholic Church in Scotland  – especially those in positions of leadership and responsibility – values the lives, wholeness, safety and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.

We seek to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationships with people of all ages who are involved with the Church and its organisations.

As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us – ordained, professed, employed and volunteer lay people – to work together to uphold these safeguarding standards that have been designed to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm.

It is of fundamental importance that the whole Catholic community should understand and accept, in mind and heart, this essential truth: what we call “Safeguarding,” or how we keep everyone safe within our Catholic community, come from the very heart of the message of God’s love made visible in his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Contact Details

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Liz Chaplin
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
PA34 5AB

Diocesan Safeguarding Administrator
Miss. Katie  Dunn

Diocesan Team Representative, Diocesan Risk Assessment for Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults 

Canon Roddy Johnston V.G
St Mun’s Brecklet,


PH49 4JG
Tel:01855 811203

National Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Appointment pending 
Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service
64 Aitken Street
Tel: 0141 332 7177

Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service website: www.scsafeguarding.org.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group

Bishop Brian McGee
Canon Roddy Johnston
Rev. Ronald Campbell
Liz Chaplin
Marybell MacIntyre
Helen Gilpin
Kenneth Black
Iain Macaulay
Katie Dunn