Abuse survivors have criticised the Catholic Church for tokenism and a "lack of humility" and called for priests accused of child abuse to be named, as the Bishops Conference attempted to draw a line under the issue.

The comments came as the Church published new guidelines, titled "In God's Image", as a final response to the

the 2015 McLellan Commission and its findings.

The independent commission, headed by former moderator of the Church of Scotland the Very Reverend Dr Andrew McLellan, called for sweeping changes to the church's practices for protecting children and vulnerable people in parishes and demanded a prioritising of support for survivors.

On Sunday, on behalf of the Bishops of Scotland, Bishop Joseph Toal wrote to all parishes advising them of the publication of the new safeguarding standards which came into force from yesterday.

"Your Bishops want you to know that we aspire to the highest standards of care and protection of all and we are committed to rebuilding trust and confidence in the ways in which we ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are kept safe", he said.

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A spokesman for the Catholic Church confirmed that the publication was seen as marking the end of a period in which the Church had implemented all the recommendations of the McLellan Commission. "Everything requested in the report has now been completed", he added.

However Alan Draper, spokesman for the group In Care Abuse Survivors Scotland (Incas) said its members were far from satisfied.

"What is appalling is that this document was sent out to parishes, but priests were not asked to inform congregations about it or make any kind of expression of apology or the actions being taken from the pulpit," he said.

"The guidance makes mention of pastoral care for abusers, but not in relation to survivors. And there is a lack of humility.

"The Church talks as if the problem has been the actions of individual "bad" priests, but does not seem to acknowledge that its own actions and procedures played a role," Mr Draper said.

He said representatives of Incas were to meet with the Bishops' Conference next month and added: “Victims of abuse are looking for three things – Justice, Accountability and Redress. The vast majority of survivors of abuse within the Catholic Church have yet to see justice. We haven’t seen accountability from the Church or its orders complicit in that abuse. Meanwhile the government is still stalling on the issue of redress”.

In response to the McLellan findings, the Church has published an annual audit of allegations reported to it each year, beginning in 2013. Last month, it also published a review of historical cases of abuse, dating from 1943 up until 2005. A spokesman said this demonstrated its commitment to openness and transparency: " I don’t think there is another organisation in the country that publishes stats on allegations/accusations going back to 1943," he said.

But Mr Draper said it was not sufficient. "That doesn’t mean anything to survivors at all unless they publish the names of everyone who has been credibly accused as a result of the review. Until they do that we won’t believe they are committed to openness or transparency,” he said.

Mr Draper said he was hopeful of getting answers at the meeting in June, but said: “I’ve been asking for a meeting for 15 years, so it is somewhat late.”

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However Bishop Toal Said the Church had engaged with survivors. “For some years now, each Bishop has been meeting with survivors and will continue to do so. Given the profound and sensitive nature of this issue, such encounters take place discreetly, at times and paces suited to the needs of survivors," he said.

He added: “Through the protection and care we show to all, and through the compassion, healing and justice we offer to those who have survived abuse, we must continue to renew, rebuild and restore faith and hope in the church by offering faith and hope to one another."