ensuring a safe church for all

Ensuring a Safe Church for All

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’s 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 wellbeing of all people.

(Church of Scotland Safeguarding Policy Statement, 2010)

Recognise, Report, Protect

To ensure the implementation of the policy, Johnstone High Parish Church have appointed a Safeguarding Officer – Marguerite Lennon.

If you suspect or witness harm or abuse, or it is reported to you, please immediately report it to Rose Dougan or John Burnett.