Our duty of care


At Duddingston Kirk we place the highest importance on safeguarding and follow on Church of Scotland policies on safeguarding .

Safeguarding – protecting children and adults at risk from harm – is a permanent and necessary part of Church life. The needs of the child, adult at risk, or survivor come first. This is also called the paramountcy principle.

A copy of the Church of Scotland safeguarding handbook is available here.

Duddingston Kirk has a deep concern for the wholeness and wellbeing of each individual and seeks to safeguard the welfare of all individuals who come into contact with the Church and it services.

A Church of Scotland worker has a responsibility to create and maintain a safe environment for children and protected adults at all times.
The code of conduct for volunteers and workers can be read here.

Data protection and privacy

Duddingston Kirk is a charity registered in the UK and, as such, we adhere to all data protection laws, including but not limited to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. We are providing you with this information to comply with data protection laws and to ensure that you are fully informed, and we are transparent in how we collect and use your personal data.

Data protection policy

Data retention policy

Privacy notice