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:

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.