The Ignatian Spirituality Centre (ISC) in Glasgow is under the care of the British Province of the Society of Jesus - Jesuits.
See the details of British Province Safeguarding committment.
The Jesuits in Britain are committed to promoting a culture of safeguarding in which everyone involved with the mission and works of the Jesuit Province is well informed about safeguarding, knows how to respond to concerns or allegations, and knows how to protect children and adults at risk. The Jesuits in Britain are committed to adopting and implementing best practice in safeguarding and will regularly review its policy, procedures and practice to achieve this.
Bridge to Support is available to people, living in Scotland, who were abused by a Jesuit, or a staff member or volunteer working on their behalf, when they were under the age of 18 and who do not wish to be in contact with the Jesuits at this stage. They provide a confidential service, working together with people to find the right support for them, including counselling and psychological trauma support.
Bridge to Support is delivered by Health in Mind, an independent Scottish mental health charity based in Edinburgh which has been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. Health in Mind’s caring approach supports and empowers each person to live the life they want to live. Their staff have an understanding of the impact trauma can have on survivors who are seeking support and they have the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of those who have been impacted by the trauma of abuse.
Getting help from Bridge to Support is quick, easy and free. You can phone, email or complete the contact form on their website www.bridgetosupport.org.uk
Call: 0131 243 0136
When you first get in touch, you will not be asked for any personal information but just for your name and contact number to confirm that this is the right service for you. Once they have completed a registration form with you, they can arrange for you to have a conversation with one of their staff to help you identify your goals and how they can help you to achieve them.
More details can be found on the dedicated
website. This service is available for two years from
The ISC also comes under the jurisdiction of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow Safeguarding.
See details of Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service.
The ISC does not put on events for children under 18. Any children brought into the Centre are under the supervision of their own parents, teachers or guardians.
Although there are very few people who come to the ISC who are technically regarded as 'vulnerable adults', we do recognise that in the ministries of retreat giving and spiritual accompaniment-direction any adult can be vulnerable at times. Our safeguarding policy is that all who exercise the ministry of either spiritual accompaniment or retreat giving on a regular basis in the ISC undergo a check and receive a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) certificate from Disclosure Scotland.
For transparency and safety, all rooms in the ISC used for one to one meetings have glass walls or glass windows in the door.
The Director of the ISC is the chief Safeguarding Officer for the Centre.