Structures needed to begin establishment of an independent authority for Adult Safeguarding 

Safeguarding Ireland welcomes publication of Law Reform Commission report on a framework for Adult Safeguarding Safeguarding Ireland has today welcomed publication of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) report on adult safeguarding – and said structures must urgently be put in place to begin work towards implementation of the comprehensive recommendations. The report recommends a regulatory […]

Safeguarding Ireland presents ‘safeguarding roadmap’ to the Oireachtas

Safeguarding Ireland has presented a comprehensive roadmap to address the current gaps in adult safeguarding, to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters. At a hearing in Leinster House this week, Chairperson Patricia Rickard-Clarke set out for politicians the current gaps, and priority steps to strengthen adult safeguarding. She began by referring to the Safeguarding […]

Invitation to Tender: Scoping study on ‘Peer-to-Peer Abuse’

Safeguarding Ireland wishes to invite suitably qualified and interested parties to submit a tender proposal to carry out research and prepare a report on the above. The identification, sourcing and analysis of relevant materials and data in conjunction with key stakeholders will inform the development of the final report. The FULL Tender DOCUMENT can be […]

Public encouraged to put into practice new ‘Decision Support Arrangements’

New law needs to be applied to safeguard rights The public has been encouraged to get informed and put into use new ‘decision support arrangements’ – which will help to reduce adult abuse. Safeguarding Ireland today launched a two week public awareness campaign to promote greater public understanding and application of the Assisted Decision-making Capacity […]

Safeguarding Ireland welcomes increase in reporting to HSE Safeguarding Teams

Following announcement 15.6.23 of the 2022 Annual Report of the HSE National Safeguarding Office. Progress needed on Legislation and a National Authority for adult safeguarding Safeguarding Ireland has today welcomed publication of the HSE National Safeguarding Office 2022 service report which shows an increase in reporting – however the group also called for major gaps […]

67% of adults have not heard of new Assisted-decision Making legislation

Public encouraged to get informed on new ‘Decision-making arrangements’ Two-thirds of all adults have had never heard of Ireland’s new Assisted Decision-making law, or have any knowledge of what it is about. The finding has prompted Safeguarding Ireland to call for a major public drive on understanding and applying the law, which came into effect […]

Safeguarding Ireland welcomes commencement of law on decision-making

Public and Professionals encouraged to get informed ‘Now we need culture change’ Safeguarding Ireland has welcomed the commencement of new laws on assisted decision-making – which came into effect on Wednesday April 26. Chairperson Patricia Rickard-Clarke said: “We have good laws – now we need culture change. The public and professionals need to get informed […]

Less than 20% people who experience adult abuse report it

44% have experienced adult abuse & 66% know someone who has  Drive to encourage more people to report adult abuse to the Gardaí and HSE Less that 20% of people who experience adult abuse report it to the Gardai or a health and social care professional, while 41% have said they took no action at all – […]

Skip to content