Responding to Child Sexual Abuse – Report

Responding to Child Sexual AbuseThe Minister for Justice and Equality requested this report following the publication of a number of inquiries into clerical child abuse. The review examined the policies and practices of the Garda Síochána relating to the investigation of child sexual abuse.

It identified a number of gaps in these processes but concluded that a holistic and collaborative approach on the part of all statutory and voluntary agencies responsible for child protection is essential to bring Ireland’s child protection regime in line with best international practice. The report includes twenty-nine recommendations to achieve this outcome.