Our activities must be safe for all, with safeguarding policies and practices that promote a safer church. We take safeguarding seriously and are always seeking to review our systems to ensure that we are appropriately monitoring issues as they arise.
Scottish Child protection guidelines safeguarding policy statement PDF(

Who can I turn to?

If you have questions regarding safeguarding, or need to raise a concern or make a disclosure regarding church-related abuse, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Lorna Nicol.


The Safeguarding Officer’s role is to ensure the implementation of the Aberfeldy Parish Church’s safeguarding policies. You can email Lorna at



How to contact us

By email, the website or telephone. The service is available 9.00am–5pm, Monday to Friday. You can leave a message on the answering machine outwith these times.

The Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service
The Church of Scotland
121 George Street

Telephone: 0131 240 2256

If you would rather seek help from outside the church, you can contact:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

  • National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse) Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm). Provides support to families suffering with abuse of older people

  • Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to


Reporting current or historical abuse

If you are a member of the Church, a volunteer or a paid member of staff, contact your Safeguarding Coordinator or line manager. Otherwise contact the Safeguarding Service directly.