Our Commitment to Safeguarding
"All components of 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 in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations.
And, therefore, as a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us - ordained, professed, employed and voluntary members - to work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm."
In God's Image, May 2018
Bishops’ Conference of Scotland commissioned an independent review into the suitability and robustness of the Safeguarding procedures and protocols of the Catholic Church in Scotland. The Very Reverend Dr. Andrew McLellan, a former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was invited by the Bishops to lead the review. The commission released its report on Tuesday 18th August 2015.
Click here to read more and to download the report.
EPISCOPAL VICAR FOR SAFEGUARDING
Rev Raymond J. Breslin
St Margaret's Church
Airdrie ML6 6AW
Tel: 01698 269114 (Diocesan Office)
01236 763370 (Parish)
DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING ADVISER
Tel: 01698 269114
DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING ADMINISTRATOR
NATIONAL SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR
Mrs Tina Campbell
274 Bath Street
Tel: 0141 332 7177
All suspected instances of child abuse should be notified immediately to:
HELPLINE: 0141 353 1177