Our work in Scotland

We’re working to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse in Scotland and across the UK by helping to create safer places for all. Find our more.

We work together with churches, places of worship, organisations and Christian communities in Scotland to create safer places for all within a Scottish policy and cultural context. Through a partnership approach with other organisations, we continue to develop our help and support we offer on a national basis.

We equip

A vital way we equip organisations in Scotlands is to provide training so that those working with children, young people and adults at risk have the right skills to work safely. Across our range of webinars and eLearning we deliver courses in all aspects of safeguarding including our CPD accredited Foundation courses specific to the Scottish legislative and policy context and setting.

We equip our Scottish members with safeguarding advice, policies and templates within the Scottish legislative and practice contexts,  

We empower

Our nationally accredited safeguarding helpline continues to be one of our most-used services. Our dedicated helpline team provide guidance and advice to enable individuals and organisations to respond appropriately to issues of abuse in Scotland and beyond. Year on year we see demand for our consultancy work increase. We are privileged to have worked in association with a wide range of organisations including Scottish Churches, Alpha Scotland and Children in Scotland to help support, encourage and equip organisations with their safeguarding needs. 

We encourage

Our work in Scotland assists churches, places of worship, organisations and Christian Communities to stand against oppression and exploitation. Through our work in Scotland with we are strengthening links to government and other organisations, to inform legislation and raise standards in safeguarding.

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Leigh McFarlane

Safeguarding Advisor for Scotland

Leigh has spent much of her working life living and working in Scotland within the Scottish Education sector and at a leadership level within Scottish faith organisations. As well as being the lead for our strategic work in Scotland, Leigh provides support and advice to organisation through our Safeguarding Helpline, and by delivering training and bespoke consultancy services. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Leigh is passionate about developing best safeguarding practice within faith communities and in the international context, having recently completed her postgraduate research in this area. She is Safeguarding Co-ordinator for her own local church where she also leads the children’s additional needs ministry.

Become a member

Join thousands of organisations from across Scotland and the UK who are already benefitting from our complete safeguarding solution.

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Online safeguarding manual

Access our range of resources, policy templates, forms and safeguarding advice for Scotland (members only).

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Safeguarding  training for Scotland


Work with vulnerable groups in Scotland?

Are you a church, faith organisation, or charity working in Scotland? Get help, resources and safeguarding advice specific to the Scottish legislative and policy context from people who care and understand, plus get discounts on selected products and services along with all the benefits of being part of a supportive community of thousands of organisations nationwide.

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