Safeguarding Representatives

Kilnamanagh and Castleview Parish Safeguarding Representative:

Name:             Mary Olive Kennedy

Contact:         087-2434046

Role of the Safeguarding Representative

All parishes will have at least one Safeguarding Representative assigned by the Parish Priest/Administrator. The position of Safeguarding Representative is a voluntary role. All those accepting the role must undergo Garda Vetting and the training organised by the Dublin Diocese Safeguarding Office.

The responsibilities of the Safeguarding Representative are:

  • to receive news and updates on policy and procedures from the Diocesan Safeguarding Office;
  • to promote awareness of the Diocesan Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding;
  • to ensure that all parishioners have ready access to contact details of the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person and other relevant agencies;
  • to support or facilitate anyone in their parish/diocesan groups working with children and/or vulnerable adults;
  • to aid in addressing concerns and contacting the relevant agencies to deal with concern e.g. the Safeguarding office of the Dublin Diocese, Tulsa, Garda Siochana.

******Please note: Safeguarding Representatives do not deal with, or process, any concerns pertaining to safeguarding matters, their role in that matter is to be a link person with those who have a concern and those who deal with concerns.

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