All in the parish, who act in the name of the Church, and who are involved in any way with individuals or groups that are considered to be potentially vulnerable, are obliged to undergo diocesan training and be registered on the PVG scheme, this includes both clergy and lay faithful. Each parish has a designated Parish Safeguarding Coordinator. Where concerns or issues of a safeguarding nature occur it is imperative that the Safeguarding Coordinator and the Parish Priest be informed as soon as possible, in order that appropriate action may be undertaken. It is, after all, the duty of each one of us to look out for the welfare of our brothers and sisters.
A POLICY STATEMENT AGREED BY THE BISHOPS OF SCOTLAND
“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.”
Our parish safeguarding co-ordinator is Mrs. Maureen Foster: 01577 531152
The National Information Line is: 0141 353 1177