Safeguarding – Our Lady of Loretto Parish

 

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the shared responsibility of everyone to ensure the safety and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is also about ensuring the professional and safe behaviour of everyone who has a duty of care within our Catholic communities whether ordained or lay and whether in a paid or volunteer position. Safeguarding is not only a way to respond to harm but must be proactive in the prevention of any form of abuse or harm.  (click here for – Ref: In God’s Image page 3: Our Commitment to Safeguarding.  

If you or someone you know is concerned about a safeguarding Issue please contact Fr Basil Clark on 0131 665 2137 or by email [email protected] 

or the Parish Safeguarding Coordinator Julie Roberts on 0131 653 2584.

Please remember if you have a serious concern that a Child or Vulnerable Adult is being abused or in danger of abuse contact the Police.

For other information, resources and support click on any of the following links.

Statement to the Parish of Our Lady of Loretto on Safeguarding

Bishops Conference of Scotland –
Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Scotland

Scottish Catholic Safeguarding.

Social Care Institute for Excellence – Safeguarding