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Safeguarding in the Congregation

Safeguarding is about preventing harm and abuse and making a timely and appropriate response if it occurs.

Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere—even in church communities. We have a duty to ensure a safe church life for all. This means protecting children and ‘adults at risk’.

The Church of Scotland aims to minimize the risk of harm occurring. With appropriate support and training, if harm or abuse does occur, it will be recognized and reported.

The Church of Scotland trains all volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults on how to prevent and report harm, using practices established by the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Office

Safeguarding team in the Church of Scotland, Geneva

Christine Colliar, co-ordinator
Marianne Lewis
Cornis van der Lugt
Laurence Twaddle

Safeguarding pocket guide

Key information to download for all concerning safeguarding