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
Mr. Pat Smyth:
Absolutely and it is fair to say, as Mr. Gibson outlined previously, we wanted to review it. That was in the context of ongoing learning for everybody, not just for Scouting Ireland. In terms of future issues that can arise with any organisation, we want to find the best way to address them. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, a lot of the development of services in these areas is relatively new territory for lots of people. Getting the best practice in place is what we are trying to do with this.