Child Safeguarding & Protection Service

Child Safeguarding and Protection Statement

We the Parish of St. James’s, Dublin 8 value and encourage the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and activities in order to enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse, emotional, physical, sexual and neglect.

In keeping with this we will do all in our power to create safe environments for children and young people in order to secure their protection and enable their full participation in the life of the Church.

This is a commitment binding on all priests and on those who work and volunteer in this Parish.

If anyone wishes to discuss any concern regarding child safeguarding and protection with our Church please contact any of the people below


Child Safeguarding & Protection Service

20-23 Arran Quay,
Dublin 7, D07 XK85
Tel: 01 8360314 / Fax: 01 8842599

Director of Child Safeguarding and Protection:
Andrew Fagan – Tel:01 836 0314 (+ 353 1 836 0314 outside Ireland) Email:

Safeguarding and Protection Officer

Ms. Deirdre Donnelly

Tel:01 836 0314 (+ 353 1 836 0314 outside Ireland)


TUSLA: 01 6486555 

Child and Family Agency

Dublin South Central,
Bridge House,
Cherry Orchard Hospital,
Dublin 10
087 3981713

An Garda Siochana – Kilmainham: (01) 666 9700

The Diocesan policy for all Parishes can be read here. (PDF)

Child Safeguarding Statement here