Safeguarding is a duty that is rooted in the message of Jesus and in the mission of the Church. The Catholic Church in Scotland aspires to the highest standards with regard to the care and protection of children and vulnerable adults, and actively promotes justice for, and provides assistance to, those who have been abused. We are committed to respecting, protecting and nurturing the dignity of all people. We are determined that the Catholic Church in Scotland will offer a safe place in all Church premises and activities, and with all Church personnel. We are committed to improving the culture of our Safeguarding approach in order to rebuild trust and confidence in the ways in which we ensure that children and vulnerable adults are kept safe. Our Safeguarding approaches, led by each Bishop and Major Superior, and delivered by clergy, Religious, Safeguarding personnel and lay people in every parish community, Religious Institute and Catholic organisation, are designed to protect and heal, to safeguard and nurture all who have contact with Catholic faith communities across Scotland. 

Mr Malcolm P. Veal
Diocese of Dunkeld
Curial Office
24-28 Lawside Road
Dundee DD3 6XY
Tel: (0)1382 225453

John Smith
Diocese of Dunkeld
Curial Office
24-28 Lawside Road
Dundee DD3 6XY
Tel: (0)1382 225453

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.
For ‘In God’s Image’ Forms and Templates click here.
Go to Section C Resources and register your details.

Mrs Tina Campbell
274 Bath Street
Glasgow G2 4JR
Tel: (0)141 332 7177
Tel/Fax/Info line: 0141 353 1177


Lord Jesus we praise you
for calling us to the service of others.
We pray for a generosity of spirit
to ensure the vulnerable are protected.

We pray for a compassionate heart
so that we will reach out
to those who are wounded by abuse.

We pray for courage and determination
as we seek the safety of everyone
in our parish communities.

We dedicate ourselves
to this work of service and pray
that you will help us to do your will
at all times and in all places.