Volunteer Welcome Ministry
Documentation for the recruitment and support of volunteers to the role of Welcome Ministry.
National Safeguarding Conference
Please note that the National Safeguarding Conference due to be held in October has been cancelled.
Reporting Abuse at this Time
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult and believe them to be at immediate risk, do not delay in contacting the Police or Social Work Services (Telephone: 0300 343 1505)
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in Scotland to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or dead.
For many survivors of abuse, isolation can intensify feelings of fear and anxiety. We have a section on Support Services on our website. Many of these helping agencies have telephone and email services that can be contacted for advice and support during these difficult times.
All training has been suspended until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
Our Commitment to Safeguarding by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland:
"All Components of the Catholic Church in Scotland, especially those in positions of leadership and responsibility, value the lives, wholeness, safety and well-being of each individual person within God's purpose for everyone. We seek to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationships with people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. And therefore, as a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us - ordained, professed, employed and voluntary - to work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm."
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser & Safeguarding Trainer
Caterina O'Connor MA(Hons), CQSW, Dip Child Protection, DipTraining Practice
Part Time: Mon - Thurs
Georgie Lanagan and Jillian Whalley BA Business Admin, Post Grad BSc IT
Part Time: Mon, Wed & Fri Part Time: Wed & Thurs
A Message to Abuse Survivors Within the Catholic Church
‘We want you to know that the Church cares about you and that you are valued. You matter a great deal to us, and there is help and support available for you’.
For other Support Services click here
For Scottish National Safeguaridng Services and Other Diocese click here
Resources to view or download
In God's Image
'In God's Image' has been published by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland as an "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". It is intended to explain and to direct the approach to Safeguarding that is to be practised at every level of the Catholic Church in Scotland. '
For 'In God's Image' click here to access the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
For 'In God's Image' Forms and Templates click here Go to Section C Resources and register your details with the Scottish National Safeguarding Service (SCSS).
2020 Training Dates:
Important Training Update - Covid 19
Please note due to the corona virus and to reduce the chance of spread, the Archdiocese has taken the decision to suspend all training until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.