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Scotland’s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives

Posted by SCMO on 25th November 2013 in Christianity |

Scotland s Catholic Bishops announce range of safeguarding initiatives.Monday 25 November 2013.Embargo 11.00The Bishops Conference of Scotland has today announced details of three safeguarding initiatives, which will be launched over the next 12 months. In a letter read out at all of Scotland s 500 Catholic parishes yesterday (24 November, the Feast of Christ the King) the President of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia said: We recognise the trauma and pain that survivors of abuse have suffered and we are committed to providing for them both justice and healing. The Archbishop added that 2013 had been a test of faith for Catholics, but the...
 

Response to McLellan Commission

Posted by SCMO on 18th August 2015 in Christianity | McLellan Commission, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

... field of safeguarding. The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland should make a public apology to all survivors of abuse within the Church.   2. The “Awareness and Safety” manual should be completely revised or rewritten.   3. There must be some external scrutiny and independence in the safeguarding policies and practices of the Catholic Church in Scotland.   4. Effectiveness and improvement must be measured at every level of safeguarding in the Church.   5. A consistent approach to safeguarding is essential: consistent across    different parts of Scotland and consistent across different parts of the C...
 

Church responds to critics of safeguarding strategy

Posted by SCMO on 2nd November 2016 in Blogging |

...train new safeguarding trainers was held and led by the NSC whocreated the course. In October the second two day course took place. This has resulted in 17 new Trainers who will now present safeguarding training in parishes across Scotland. A third course is being planned for the Spring of 2017.   PVG Scheme: Currently more than 13,000 PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme) applications have been processed through SCSS (Scottish Catholic safeguarding Service)   Risk:  All allegations whether of current or non-recent (the now preferred term for historical) abuse are reported to the police. All allegations reported come within the Annual A...
 

New safeguarding Manual comes into force

Posted by SCMO on 21st May 2018 in Blogging |

...xperts in safeguarding, child protection and education has overseen the implementation of the McLellan recommendations and is now examining our annual safeguarding Audits. Each year, this autonomous group will scrutinise the work of two of the eight dioceses in Scotland alongside a review of the work of Religious Orders.     We also recognise that engagement with survivors of abuse is crucial and we can reveal that, for some years now, each Bishop has been meeting with survivors and will continue to do so. Given the profound and sensitive nature of this issue, such encounters take place discreetly, at times and places suited to the needs of the survivors....
 

IRG Press Release

Posted by SCMO on 3rd December 2018 in Blogging |

...Monday 3 December 2018     The Independent Review Group (IRG) established by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland held a meeting today, (3 December 2018), with stakeholders from throughout the Catholic Church to announce and prepare for a professional audit of safeguarding in two Dioceses in Scotland to be conducted by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Children in Scotland (CIS).     The Dioceses randomly chosen from the 8 in Scotland are the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, and the Diocese of Galloway. The outcome of this detailed work is intended to ensure full implementation of the McLellan Commission’s recommend...
 

Bishops announce new National Coordinator for safeguarding

Posted by SCMO on 3rd September 2013 in Christianity |

...reness of safeguarding matters today and as an organisation active in every part of Scotland we must continue to ensure that we provide a safe and secure environment for everyone who encounters the church in any way and to support those who have been harmed in the past."  Tina concluded;"I look forward to working with the Bishops of Scotland, our clergy and the many dedicated people across the country who both implement and support our National safeguarding policies and procedures in their parish communities. The work of safeguarding is an important ministry in the Church and I am privileged to be appointed to this role"ENDSNote to Editors “ A full biograph...
 
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