Families and friends encouraged to safeguard vulnerable adults at Christmas time

Ball on Adult Hands

December 20, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland has made a Christmas plea encouraging families and friends to take special care to safeguard vulnerable adults during the festive season. Chairperson Patricia Rickard Clarke said the spirit of Christmas and good adult safeguarding hold a similar message. “Good safeguarding is about reaching out and doing what we can to […]

Safeguarding Ireland supports FraudSMART campaign

National Fraud Awareness Week

November 12, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland was delighted to support the FraudSMART, National Fraud Awareness Week, campaign led by the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, a Safeguarding Ireland member organisation. Lots of information is available on the website at www.fraudsmart.ie. There are information leaflets and videos there. The campaign can be followed on Twitter @fraudsmart and at facebook.com/FraudSMART. There are […]

Roundtable on Advocacy hosted by Safeguarding Ireland

Patricia T Rickard-Clarke

17 October, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland hosted a Roundtable on Advocacy attended by up to 100 experts and practitioners from across the social care, health and community sector. The purpose was to have an informed debate about advocacy services in Ireland – their nature and extent and how they interface with the service delivery, policy-making and legislative […]

Allegations highlight need for safeguarding legislation

Older Man Eating Safeguarding

March 28, 2018: Reports of abuse of residents in a number centres for people with disability highlight the need for adult safeguarding legislation, the National Safeguarding Committee said today. The National Safeguarding Committee is a multi-agency forum aimed at promoting awareness of abuse, harm and exploitation of adults who may be vulnerable. Chairperson of the […]

Review of wardship for adults in Ireland

Adult on Wheel Chair Safeguarding

January 18, 2018: The National Safeguarding Committee has called for the urgent commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015, as a new report it publishes today finds the 19th century Wards of Court regime to be inadequate and archaic. The report, Review of current practice in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland, found there […]

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