Safeguarding Practices

The Scots Kirk Lausanne actively trains all volunteers for programs with children, youth, and pastoral care on the prevention and reporting of harm using practices established by the Church of Scotland Safeguarding Office.


  • Safeguarding is about preventing harm and abuse and making a timely and appropriate response if it occurs.
  • Harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere—even in church communities. We have a duty to Ensure a Safe Church for All. This means protecting children and ‘adults at risk’.
  • The Church aims to minimise the risk of harm occurring. If harm or abuse does occur, with appropriate support and training, it will be recognised and reported.
  • 10 Tips for Safeguarding (PDF)