The Commission

The McLellan Commission has completed an external review of current safeguarding policies, protocols and practices in the Catholic Church in Scotland and reviewed the suitability and robustness of the procedures in place to protect vulnerable children and adults. The Commission was set up by The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and was announced on 24 November 2013, with work beginning in 2014. The Commission published its final report on 18th August 2015 and is available on this site.

The Commission was chaired by The Very Rev Dr Andrew McLellan, CBE, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. He was assisted in his task by 11 commissioners.

The McLellan Commission published its Report on 18th August and has made eight key recommendations to Scotland’s Catholic Bishops to improve the current standards of safeguarding within the Catholic Church.

Final Report >>

Remit of The Commission >>

If visiting this site has rekindled old and/or perhaps painful memories for you, you may wish to seek some support with those feelings. Below are some suggestions of places where you may find help and support.
Scottish Recovery Network - Acts of Recovery
Survivor Scotland
Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service
Safe Space