Minister for Children Katherine Zappone  said she shared the ‘huge concerns of parents about the safeguarding issues at Scouting Ireland’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Scouting Ireland will receive an extra €220,000 in State funding this year to go towards child-protection improvements, Minister for Children Katherin(...)

Scouting Ireland: “The new governance structures, together with a new approach to safeguarding, will strengthen our organisation as we continue to serve young people across Ireland.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland has overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures. Some 482 members voted to acc(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at 168th St Aengus Scout Den, Tallaght.

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was aware of serious flaws in how Scouting Ireland handled child protection cases as early as six years a(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone appointed Jillian van Turnhout to review the governance of Scouting Ireland in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “dysfunctional” culture, a lack of transparency and a “deep distrust” between staff and the board of volunteers led to safeguarding failings in Scou(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended funding in April over Scouting Ireland’s handling of the rape allegation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Safeguarding failings at Scouting Ireland are the symptoms of a “deeply rooted dysfunction” within the organisation’s culture, an expert report has fo(...)

The review of Scouting Ireland makes a number of recommendations which the Minister says must be implemented before full restoration of funding can be considered.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scouting Ireland will have three-month’s worth of funding restored after the group said it would implement the recommendations of an independent revie(...)

Gay rights activist Kieran Rose resigned from the board of Glen earlier this week after concerns over his unsuccessful Seanad campaign being run from its offices.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (Glen) has appointed Senator Jillian van Turnhout to carry out a review of its organisation following controversy(...)

A Tusla report has found that some child protection managers are not satisfied that high-risk children can be kept safe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Six out of 17 Tusla child protection area managers have said they are not satisfied that all children at highest risk in their areas can be kept safe(...)

Carers and the families of those in need of help were often left wondering “are the medics trying to tell us something or perhaps trying not to tell us something”

Language and medical terms employed by the medical profession are among the most difficult obstacles for carers and care recipients. That is according(...)