Local Safeguarding Representatives

Role of the Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR)

A brochure on the Role of the Parish Safeguarding Representativemay be downloaded here

Summary of Role:

  • Raising awareness of what child safeguarding is;
  • Disseminating information regarding the standards and guidance, and circulating this information widely;
  • Ensuring Church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and well-being of the children involved;
  • Ensuring that the contact details of the DLP, Gardaí and Tulsa are widely publicised;
  • Upholding the seven standards in practice and behaviour

Throughout the Diocese of Ossory, there are over 80 local Safeguarding Representatives.  In addition to the above role, the PSR is there to support and encourage local parish initiatives and offer guidance to new set up groups.

Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: bishop@ossory.ie