Exclusive: Analysis raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures

  • ‘Negligently amateur’: Survivor decries Scouts’ inquiry into alleged abuse at 13

More than 250 people in the UK and Ireland have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences committed while they were Scout leaders or in other positions of responsibility within the Scout movement, according to analysis that raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures.

For decades, the Scout movement has been promoted as offering the chance to experience adventures and gain life skills but a review of offenders shows that for scores of children it has led to abuse at the hands of someone entrusted with their welfare.

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