Local Safeguarding Representatives

Role of the Local Safeguarding Representative (LSR)

Being responsible to the parish priest or local superior to promote child safeguarding by:

  • 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 90 local Safeguarding Representatives.  In addition to the above role, the LSR 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