There will be an Open Meeting hosted by the Independent Review Group (IRG) on Saturday 14 September from 11.00 at St Matthews Parish Church Hall Grassyards Rd Kilmarnock KA3 7SH.

This forms part of the work that the IRG are taking forward to support the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the McLellan Commission

This will be an opportunity for members of parish communities from across the diocese to meet with members of the IRG and the Diocesan Safeguarding team to discuss their understanding and experience of Safeguarding within the Catholic Church.

If you are hoping to attend can you please alert the Diocesan Office?

t – 01292 266750

e – administration@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

Tea/coffee soup and sandwiches will be provided

Please see the formal invitation from the IRG on the Diocesan .



Independent review of the leadership culture and safeguarding practice within the Catholic Church in Scotland

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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. Email: GenSec@bcos.org.uk



274 Bath Street GLASGOW G2 4JR Telephone: 0141 332 7177 Information Line Tel/Fax: 0141 353 1177 National Safeguarding Co-ordinator:  Tina Campbell  

Email:  tcampbell@scottishcatholicsafeguarding.org.uk

W: www.scsafeguarding.org.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Mr Gerry McCabe; Diocesan Office, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST

Telephone: 01292 266750      

Email: safeguarding@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

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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