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Scottish bishops name national safeguarding officer for Church

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has appointed a new national coordinator for safeguarding at a time when the issue is a priority for the Church and society.

Tina Campbell brings a wealth of experience to the role. She is currently head of counselling services at Sandyford Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, chairwoman of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Healthcare Division and the chief safeguarding officer for Motherwell Diocese.
Upon announcing Ms Campbell’s appointment on Tuesday, Mgr Hugh Bradley, General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said she was the ideal person for the role. “Together with the bishops, I am delighted that Tina is able to take up the post of national coordinator for safeguarding,” he said. “Her extensive experience and proven abilities in this field will be of great value to the Church in Scotland.
Reacting to the appointment, Ms Campbell said she was ‘delighted’ to take up her new position, which she will do on December 1.
“I am determined to ensure that the work carried out by many experts and advisers over the past 15 years is developed and continues into the future,” she said. “Society, quite rightly, has a heightened awareness of safeguarding matters today.
“We must continue to ensure that we provide a safe and secure environment for everyone who encounters the Church in any way and to support those who have been harmed in the past.”
Ms Campbell will succeed Jackie McCaig, who was in the role for eight years.


—This story ran in full in the September 6 re-launch print edition of the SCO, available in parishes.

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