Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Scotland

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland wish to ensure that there is transparency in its arrangements for Safeguarding in Catholic parishes and organisations throughout Scotland.

In 2011 we instigated the McLellan Commission to review Safeguarding practice in the Catholic Church in Scotland.

Its report was published in 2015, at which time we published our own plan for implementing its recommendations.

Links to both documents can be found below, as are links to figures which have emerged from the annual Safeguarding Audits, undertaken since 2006.

See also Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service [ ]

McLellan Report: Implementation Plan

Implementation Plan of Recommendations of the McLellan ReportThe Implementation Plan of the Recommendations
of The McLellan Commission may be downloaded here.

The Bishops have approved this Plan as the way ahead in implementing the recommendations of the McLellan Commission. Like Any plan it can change and develop.

If anyone has any comments about the Plan or its working that would help it to develop
please email us at

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