We are committed to ensuring our safeguarding practices comply with best practice and Scouting Ireland requirements, while reflecting statutory responsibilities and Government guidance. Young people in Scouting are supported, encouraged and facilitated by adult volunteers, all of whom understand the responsibility and trust placed in them by parents and guardians.
The welfare and interests of children are paramount in everything we do. We aim to ensure that all children have a positive and enjoyable experience of Scouting in a safe and child-centered environment. Children are safeguarded whilst participating in any Scouting activities, regardless of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community.
Our Child Safeguarding Statement, with accompanying risk assessment, has been developed in line with the requirements under the Children First Act 2015, Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.
Our safeguarding training is recognised by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI). Our child safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures listed below confirm that we:
You can reach the Safeguarding Department at National Office by dialling 01 4998014
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you consider that the child is in immediate danger please call the Garda Síochana or PSNI directly and then report to the Safeguarding Team as soon as possible