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. Ian Elliott:

As I said, the letter from Tusla was copied to two individuals. Therefore, I did not think it was appropriate to raise the specifics of the cases and I do not think it is appropriate to do so in this sense either. We actively address and engage on all concerns and comments made about a practice. When somebody has a concern, we sit down with him or her to talk it through and answer his or her questions. We will also learn from comments made. The committee can take it from what I am saying that in the cases referred to into which I will not go in detail, I do not agree with the assessment made by the individuals.