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. Adrian Tennant:

I thank Deputies Rabbitte and Sherlock for correctly separating out historical matters, with which we are in middle of dealing, from the particular live issues. It is important, particularly for the people who are listening in, that they be seen as two separate issues.

In regard to cases A, B and C, as set out in the letter, I draw the attention of the committee to the action plan Scouting Ireland has agreed with Tusla. Much of the discussion thus far has been on Tusla. I want to bring it back to the action plan as it is the way forward. One of the key actions in the plan is that Scouting Ireland work with An Garda Síochána and Tusla on these cases.