SCIAF is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone.
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who are involved in whatever capacity with SCIAF and its partners and associates. We believe it is the responsibility of everyone associated with SCIAF and beyond to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children and vulnerable adults.
SCIAF’s Vision, Mission and Values statement sets out our commitment to the rights and dignity of each person; this includes children and vulnerable adults. We are aware of the need to make explicit and visible our determination that SCIAF’s work and activities must promote the safety and security of children and vulnerable adults. The safeguarding policies and procedures of SCIAF are annually audited by the Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service.
Our commitment to safeguard children and vulnerable adults: Policy Statement agreed by the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults:
“All components of the Catholic Church in Scotland, especially those in leadership and with a role of responsibility, value the lives, wholeness, safety and well-being of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to uphold the highest safeguarding standards in our relationship with people of all ages who are involved in whatever capacity with the Church and its organisations. As a Church community, we accept that it is the responsibility of all of us, ordained, professed, employed and voluntary members, to work together to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse or harm.”
To read the Safeguarding policy in full, download a copy below.