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 is 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 well-being of all people.
If you suspect or witness harm or abuse, or it is reported to you, please report it IMMEDIATELY to the Session Clerk (Boyd McAdam firstname.lastname@example.org 0131 466 0064) or the Safeguarding Co-ordinators (Aileen Nimmo & Dougie Robertson email@example.com).
In the case of an emergency, please call the police. The local police station is St Leonard's Police Station, 14 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QW). Tel - 0131 662 5000
For further information, please download the Safeguarding Pocket Card (PDF) HERE.