CBC reports that “Scouts Canada didn’t report abuse in at least 65 cases”

June 26, 2012 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Ethics and Canadian Charities

The CBC and various newspapers have articles on abuse of children by volunteers involved with Scouts Canada.  CBC notes “A review of how Scouts Canada handled allegations of sexual abuse by its group leaders has found that dozens of cases reported to the organization were not passed on to the police.  Despite past assurances by Scouts Canada that it had informed police about “every record of abuse” within its ranks, the audit has found at least 65 instances where that did not happen.”

Scouts Canada didn’t report abuse in at least 65 cases

Scouts Canada review suggests the organization needs to rethink how it handles sexual misconduct

Scouts Canada failed to report 65 abuse cases to authorities: audit (with 15 minute video of Scouts Canada Chief Commissioner Steve Kent)

Here is a press release from Scouts Canada entitled “Scouts Canada Demonstrates Commitment to Excellence in Child and Youth Safety” http://www.scouts.ca/ca/news/scouts-canada-demonstrates-commitment-excellence-child-and-youth-safety

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