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 Joan FreemanJoan Freeman (Independent)
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I do not know if this question is for Dr. Lawlor or another witness.

Mr. Tennant referred to the 50 million fellow scouts around the world. Did any scouting organisation in any other country experience child abuse issues? If so, how did it handle it? Will Scouting Ireland be a beacon now of how to handle and safeguard children for the rest of the community around the world, or how will it work out?