The role and responsibilities of the Presbytery
The Presbytery is also responsible for ensuring Kirk Sessions adhere to good Safeguarding Practice through the submission of the SG11 Safeguarding Audit Checklist and SG07 Safeguarding Congregational Register via the Annual Attestation of Records.
The Presbytery is also responsible for submitting to the Safeguarding Service on an annual basis their own SG07a Safeguarding Presbytery Register.
The Presbytery also has a responsibility to ensure effective communications about safeguarding matters. Safeguarding should appear as a standing item on one of the Presbytery Committees.
Additionally, Presbyteries are responsible for appointing Safeguarding Trainers and a Safeguarding Presbytery Contact to coordinate safeguarding training – details of these responsibilities can be found in Chapter 4 of this handbook.