‘Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere – even in church communities. We have a duty to Ensure a Safe Church for All. This means protecting children and “adults at risk”.
The Church aims to minimise the risk of harm occurring. If harm or abuse does occur, with appropriate support and training, it will be recognised and reported. If it occurs we will work with the Police and Social Work services if appropriate.
The Church of Scotland has a Safeguarding Service that is second to none. If you would like to know more about this please follow this LINK. Here you will find lots of information and publications as well as guidelines.
In addition to this the Fife has also produced a helpful document in line with Scottish Government guidlines which can be accessed