The Scottish Episcopal Churches

of ​Mid Argyll & Arran

 

Statement of Safeguarding Principles

Ensuring that every person is safe is central to our churches' heart and life.

The Church has a duty to protect all children and adults, especially vulnerable adults.

The Vestry of each church has the primary responsibility for this. 

To ensure this is properly carried out, the Vestry appoints a Safeguarding Officer.

She or he is the first point of call for most enquiries, complaints, or any other questions.

 

CONTACTS FOR SAFEGUARDING ISSUES

Our Safeguarding Officer for Mid-Argyll is:
Donna Scholefield

Our Safeguarding Officer for the Isle of Arran is
Richard Trewby

Our parent body is the Diocese of Argyll & The Isles, which also  has a Safeguarding Officer.

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer:
Heather Hardstaff 01631 5708709

Finally, the Scottish Episcopal Church has a Provincial Safeguarding Officer.

Provincial Safeguarding Officer:
Donald Urquhart 0131 225 6357 / 07702 793553

You may also contact the Rector, Fr Simon Mackenzie on the Contact page, or by telephone on 01546 602315.

The Diocesan Safeguarding Officer and Provincial Officers may be contacted from their websites.

 

Click here to download the Safeguarding Policy of the Scottish Episcopal Church

 

WHAT TO DO

If you have any worries or questions, you should always contact the local Safeguarding Officer.

If you think any criminal activity has occurred, you should contact the Police straight away, and also the Safeguarding Officer.

We are committed to answering your questions, and to dealing with any problems which may arise appropriately and sensitively.