Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Governance and Child Safeguarding Issues in Scouting Ireland: Tusla and Scouting Ireland

10:00 am

Mr. Pat Smyth:

I will ask my colleague Ms Lisa Creamer to address the detail of that. It is important to say that the engagement with Scouting Ireland was quite different to engagement with lots of other organisations in that we were dealing with retrospective issues of abuse going back. The position of Children First information officers was in that context. The idea that there had not been contact on issues regarding practices, policies and procedures would not be the case. I will now ask Ms Creamer to go into the detail of what work was done before the letter was sent.

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