“The effective protection of minors and a commitment to ensure their human and spiritual development, in keeping with the dignity of the human person, are integral parts of the Gospel message that the Church and all members of the faithful are called to spread throughout the world. Many painful actions have caused a profound examination of conscience for the entire Church, leading us to request forgiveness from the victims and from our society for the harm that has been caused. This response to these actions is the firm beginning for initiatives of many different types, which are intended to repair the damage, to attain justice, and to prevent, by all means possible, the recurrence of similar incidents in the future.”

Pope Francis
Chirograph for the Institution of a
Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
22nd March 2014.

The safety of our young people and youth volunteers is of utmost importance to us. The Dunkeld Youth Service takes special care to follow and adhere to the safeguarding procedures set in place throughout the diocese. You can find more information on the diocesan safeguarding policies by clicking here.

Our safeguarding procedures follow those laid out in the document “In God’s Image”, published in 2018 by the Bishops of Scotland in response to the severe issues and concerns of the Church.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding safeguarding in relation to the Dunkeld Youth Service, please contact the youth office or the diocesan safeguarding officer: