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We, the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul serve, “without discrimination, men, women and children, and in general, every person who needs help”. (Constitution 10b)

We are thus committed to the protection and well-being of all people, especially children and vulnerable adults and to creating a safe and caring environment for all with whom we work.

In the event of an allegation of abuse being reported, clear procedures are followed and we are committed to listening to any victim / survivor who has suffered abuse.

We apologise unreservedly to anyone who has suffered abuse whilst in our care.

Together with our own Safeguarding Policy, we adhere to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in Australia, England and Scotland.

We are aligned to the following organisations:

Australia: The Australian Catholic Safeguarding Limited (ACLS) 

England: The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) and The Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLSS)

Scotland:  The Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service (CCSSA)

Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul:

Redress Scheme Statement

We, the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, welcome the launch of the Scottish Government’s Redress Scheme.

We have agreed with the Scottish Ministers to make a financial contribution under the terms of the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Act 2021

The agreed contribution has been assessed by the Scottish Ministers as making a fair and meaningful financial contribution towards the funding of redress payments under this Act.

In making it, we explicitly acknowledge the wrongfulness of the historical child abuse which took place in care settings, including residential institutions in which the day-to-day care of children was provided, and the harm it caused.

We offer our most sincere and heartfelt apology to those affected by abuse at any establishment under our control. Abuse of any kind is totally at odds with everything the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul stand for.

First Redress Report 2023 of Daughters of Charity