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:
The implementation of the Children First legislation has been driving the demand for this. The child safeguarding unit, which was set up in 2018, is the commencement of that process and Mr. Lee can give more details on how it works. The process of identifying these cases is relatively new. I agree that the agency has a very challenging ongoing role in ensuring that all organisations in the country working with children have these processes in place.