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. Adrian Tennant:

It is important to address that question at this juncture and Mr. Elliott, our interim safeguarding manager, will respond to it.

To respond to the Deputy's comments on her shock and concern, scouters had the same reaction. Those of us who are parents and have children involved in scouting had the same reaction, as did those for whom in other situations we look after children. We are at one with the Deputy in that reaction. It is a good time in the proceedings to demonstrate how the process will operate into the future from our point of view.

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