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Safeguarding Issues

The Catholic Church in Scotland is concerned with the lives, safety, wholeness and well-being of each individual person within God’s purpose for everyone. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of children and young people 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, paid and voluntary members to work together to prevent the physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

All volunteers who deal with children and vulnerable adults must have up to date PVG certificates and attend the required training.

Parish safe-guarding co-ordinators  
St. Andrew’s: Susan Leask
St. Columba’s: Yvonne Panzac  

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Mr Gerry McCabe,
Diocesan Office, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST
Telephone: 01292 266750, Fax: 01292 289888,
Email: safeguarding@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

The Diocese Policies for PVG applications and training can be found here  

For more information on Safeguarding in the Catholic Church visit

General Data Protection Rules (GDPR)

The rules on Data Protection have changed. The new rules have an impact on the way the Church (Diocese or Parish) gathers and uses information and the Diocese has issued a Privacy Notice, available in full on its website. (It only applies to information about living persons.)

Everyone has rights about how their personal data is managed, and the diocese is committed to ensuring that this is properly and securely managed in accordance with the relevant data protection laws.

The Diocese, or the parish, may have, for example, your name and contact details, gender, date of birth/age, marital status, and nationality. It might also have financial information (e.g. bank details) and details of giving/donations. If you are a volunteer it may hold information obtained as a result of any background checks.

Your personal data may be used, for example, to communicate with you about news, activities and events, to process donations or other payments you make to the Church, in carrying out our activities, including baptisms, weddings and funerals and for pastoral and spiritual care.

We keep personal data only as long as is necessary, and then delete it.

Information about the diocesan approach to GDPR and the new ‘Privacy Notice’ applicable to the diocese and the parishes is on the diocesan website www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk/privacy-policy-and-gdpr
and by clicking

For more information contact:  Data Protection Officer, Diocese of Galloway, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST.
email: dpo@gallowaydiocese.org.uk.