Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (581)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

581. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when the latest progress report from an organisation (details supplied) which was due on 30 October 2019 will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47480/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The latest progress report for the organisation was published on their website on Friday the 8th November 2019. It can be accessed at:

https://www.scouts.ie/Scouter/Board%20Communications/Scouting-Ireland-Progress-Report-Full-DCYA-October-2019.pdf

I acknowledge the progress achieved by the organisation in the implementation of numerous important recommendations, particularly with regard to safeguarding issues. I have extended funding to the organisation for a further four-month period, up until the end of April 2020. I plan to meet with Representatives of the organisation again in March 2020 following the completion of the Report by Mr. Ian Elliot. At this time I will consider if the organisation has achieved the strong governance standards required of organisations in receipt of public funding, which would allow for the restoration of ongoing funding.