Policy Statement on Safeguarding
“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.”
Assistance will be given to volunteers wishing to work with children or vulnerable adults as there is an obligation to become a member of the Archdiocesan Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. There is no cost to the individual.