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

Photo of Alan FarrellAlan Farrell (Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael)
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I will ask about the child safeguarding statement and the application of child safeguarding procedures across the organisation. Most of us are confident about the ability of individual units of the organisation to be compliant, insofar as is possible, with child safeguarding procedures to ensure children are not put at risk. How would Tusla recommend that Scouting Ireland, as a movement across the country, universally apply the child safeguarding statement? As Mr. Gibson appears to be implying that is not the case, I would like to understand how the organisation is going to do so or achieve it.