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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