Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Governance Issues in Scouting Ireland: Discussion

Mr. GearĂ³id Begley:

It is independent. It is set up in such a way that we provide the information to the person who makes the call. We give the person the contact details and he or she gets a PIN which identifies to the service provider that the person has been referred by Scouting Ireland. He or she may avail of counselling. We do not know who avails of it as the bill is paid en blocto the service provider. We do not know whether a person attended once or 20 times. It is important that such confidentiality exists.

Deputy Denise Mitchell:What is the estimated cost for counselling services?