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National Safeguarding Conference, 1st October 2022

Message from Michael McGrath, Assistant Secretary General of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland:

“Please find attached a flier that promotes this year’s National Safeguarding Conference that will take place on 1st October 2022 in the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.   Addressing the theme ‘Walking together in Safeguarding: a journey of personal and communal conversion’, the Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all those responsible for Safeguarding in the Church to gather together again and to ‘refresh’ their understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding.  The timing of the conference will provide an ideal platform for the launch of the new Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency, allowing participants to talk with Lady Rae and the SCSSA Board members and staff about their plans for the agency.  The Conference will also feature a contribution from Fr Hans Zollner SJ who is an internationally renowned expert on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.  Programme details will be provided later.  We want to encourage people to register early for the conference so that we can ensure that we have sufficient capacity (both physically and virtually) to meet the demand which we expect to be large.  The flier provides a link to an online form which will record participants’ registration details for the conference: