PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Tougher laws would encourage the public to ‘call out’ abuse of vulnerable adults

Sunday, May 19, 2019: 10% have witnessed abuse of a vulnerable adult in the past year Public seeks dedicated 24-hour helpline for adult abuse 10% of Irish adults have witnessed adult abuse in the past year and 81% have said that tougher laws would encourage them to...

Just 2% of safeguarding concerns raised by those who experience alleged abuse

February 4, 2019: Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to the HSE are made directly by those who may have been abused, with almost all concerns reported by third parties. Safeguarding Ireland today encouraged more people to self-report, if they believe...

PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Almost half of Adults have not Planned Ahead to Safeguard their Future

October 14, 2018: Almost half of adults in Ireland have not planned ahead for their future leaving themselves more vulnerable to abuse – according to new research commissioned by Safeguarding Ireland. The Red C research found that less than half of Irish adults do not...

Our Executive Director Mervyn Taylor will be speaking on @ClareFM this morning on our call for a national debate on funding long-term care. The full discussion document is available https://t.co/0aV5Yf0MX1

"If we raise our voices, we could be the generation that changes these injustices once and for all." David Maher, who cares for his son who has autism, highlighting how hard people have to fight to secure basic services and supports.

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Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Independent CHAIR.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of Safeguarding Ireland. We are a multi-agency and inter-sectoral body. We were formally established by the HSE in December 2015 in recognition of the fact that safeguarding vulnerable people from abuse is a matter that cannot be addressed by any one agency working in isolation, but rather by a number of agencies and individuals working collaboratively with a common goal.

Safeguarding Ireland brings together key players in public services, legal and financial services, the health and social care professions, regulatory authorities and NGOs representing older people, people with disabilities and carers. We were named the National Safeguarding Committee until summer 2018, and recently renamed SAFEGUARDING IRELAND.

Contact

Safeguarding Ireland does not deal with specific cases of abuse, or alleged abuse. 

The HSE has a social work service that you can contact if you have a concern about a vulnerable adult who may be at risk of abuse. There are nine teams located throughout the country. You can find information on how to get in touch with them on the Contact page.

Get In touch

Contact

Safeguarding Ireland does not deal with specific cases of abuse, or alleged abuse. 

The HSE has a social work service that you can contact if you have a concern about a vulnerable adult who may be at risk of abuse. There are nine teams located throughout the country. You can find information on how to get in touch with them on the Contact page.

Get In touch