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Church of Scotland Safeguarding Policy Statement 2010

Ensuring a Safe Church for All

The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and wellbeing of each individual. Through its Congregations, working together with the Safeguarding Service and statutory agencies, the Church seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people who come into contact with the Church and its services.

The Gospel proclaims that it’s the responsibility of everyone within the fellowship of the Church to prevent harm, be it physical, sexual or emotional, and we will always seek to reduce risk.

The Church’s commitment to safeguarding reminds us that God cares passionately about the welfare and wellbeing of all people.

The Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service

Scottish Charity Number SC0 11353

More details of the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service

Further details of the Church’s theology of Safeguarding can be found in the For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven General Assembly Report, May 2009.


Safeguarding in the Church of Scotland
Protecting children and adults at risk


If you suspect or witness harm or abuse, or it is reported to you, you must immediately report it to your Safeguarding Coordinator: LINDA YOUNG ( ….who will then contact the Safeguarding service.

Harm/abuse includes ‘risk of harm’, historical abuse and risk posed by a sex offender attending worship.