Tuesday June 2, 2020

Scouting Ireland report shows we are still failing children

We like to think the widespread sexual abuse of children in this country is a thing of the past, but the reality is that it continues to happen and we continue to cover it up

24th May, 2020
The Scouting Ireland report ‘is a window into an Ireland that still exists’

The Scouting Ireland report into past cases of sexual abuse was published last Thursday week. It proved to be a 24-hour wonder. Some of us watched the news reports, read the story in the newspaper or listened to the radio headlines. Some of us did not. Then we moved on.

The damning report, by child protection expert Ian Elliott, published its findings and recommendations. Scouting Ireland made a full “organisational apology” to survivors of past...

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