Glasgow Road , Paisley  PA1 3PA

Telephone:        0141-889 7060

e-mail:   Church Office

e-mail:       Webmaster

Scottish Charity No:   SC007484

Minister:  Rev John Murning


Child Protection Policy

The Church of Scotland takes very seriously its responsibilities under the Protection of Children (Scotland) 2003 Act. It has a Safeguarding Office which developed from the Church’s Child Protection Unit. This plays a major part in the growing and on-going work of child protection training and assisting those who work in outreach with children. This unit helps to raise awareness about child protection issues and hosts a range of events throughout the year. In addition, the unit highlights the latest news and updates to child protection legislation in Scotland and the UK.

In compliance with Church of Scotland policy and Disclosure Scotland procedures, Sherwood Greenlaw Church fulfils its responsibilities by maintaining an up-to-date register of all persons who work with our young people and by promoting the relevant training of its workers with youth.

“It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people…”.

Taken from the policy statement of the 1997 General Assembly

Contact: Mrs Sheila Wilmington  Tel: 0141-889 2937

Further Information: Church of Scotland link


Over recent years the Church of Scotland has undertaken a full review of the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults within our church groups.  This has ensured that all persons volunteering to work with or assist young persons under the age of sixteen or any vulnerable adult have been vetted in accordance with policies laid down by the Church of Scotland.  All new volunteers have undergone this vetting procedure and it is now time to review volunteers who have already been helping for some years but who have not had the new updated PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) vetting undertaken.  This will now be undertaken in a phased way over the next three years.

There is no cause for concern;  rather it is a positive step that we as a church value our young folk and vulnerable adults and wish to ensure all appropriate checks are made.

The Kirk Session has been kept up to date with all new volunteering applications and procedures and indeed many have undertaken training in this area.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact our Safeguarding Co-ordinators, Sheila Wilmington on 0141-889 2937 or Marion Ford on 0141-581 1773.