Safeguarding in Killearn Kirk
What is Safeguarding and the SG Co-ordinator’s Role?
The safeguarding process within the church of Scotland is there primarily to protect children and vulnerable adults from any potential risk from harm. It is a permanent and necessary part of church life and one which hopefully operates efficiently, and generally within the background of church life.
To this end, Killearn Kirk’s Safeguarding Co-ordinator’s responsibilities include:
- being the first point of contact for anyone who suspects or witnesses harm or abuse ;
- advising and promoting safe working practices within the church;
- enabling safe recruitment of staff (voluntary or paid);
- assisting staff within Killearn Kirk with Disclosure Scotland’s PVG (Protection for Vulnerable Groups) scheme;
- promoting relevant training opportunities for Killearn Kirk staff.
The Safeguarding Co-ordinator is supported within the congregation by a Safeguarding Panel and within the Church of Scotland by the Safeguarding Service
The Church’s key safeguarding message:
If you suspect or witness harm or abuse, or it is reported to you, you must immediately report it to your Safeguarding Co-ordinator
The Safeguarding Co-ordinator for Killearn Kirk is:
Documents on Safeguarding for Killearn Kirk and the Church of Scotland.