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In conjunction with @safeguardingire, we are developing guidance to help staff to protect and promote the rights of people in health and social care services. Tell us what you think of our draft guidance here:

It's World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The National Centre for the Protection of Older People is in UCD:
Patricia Rickard-Clarke BCL '79 chair of @safeguardingire @SageAdvocacy was on @morningireland on Monday

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Open your eyes to Elder Abuse
Statement by HSE and Minister Daly:

Today, 15 June 2019, is World #ElderAbuse Awareness Day. The Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland has published a guide on how to protect yourself from financial abuse when you get older. Check it out at:
@BPFIEvents #ElderAbuse @safeguardingire

#WEAAD2019 Businesses in Nenagh support Open your Eyes Event . Thanks for your support.
Promoting message of no excuse for elder abuse
@safeguardingire @SageAdvocacy @AmandaPhelan1

#WEAAD2019 @AmandaPhelan1 @SageAdvocacy @safeguardingire
HSE staff Carol McKeogh Ryan and Lix Cox at Open your Eyes event in Nenagh Scout Hall this afternoon.

Great event this afternoon in Nenagh to raise public awareness of Elder Abuse. Well done to safeguarding team @CommHealthMW and to AIB for supporting event @sarahmdonnelly1 @safeguardingire @AngieOBrien10 #WEAAD2019

This week, men from different sheds all around the country have been showing us that #mendohealth by getting health checks and having chats with the experts #MensHealthWeek #menshealthmatters
@Irishheart_ie @alzheimersocirl @MigraineIreland @ash_mcg @Limericksports

Did you know in 2015 EPIC partnered with @tusla to set up participation groups for C&YP known as 'Fora'?
These groups gave C&YP the space to explore the positives & challenges of being in care?

Keep an eye on our social media tomorrow when the first project will be launched 👍🏼

Should financial education be a compulsory part of the school curriculum? The key question up for discussion at today's BPFI Financial Education Stakeholder Forum where we learned about the UK and Danish experience from @russellwinnard and Jens P Christensen #financialeducation

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Patricia Rickard Clarke, 2019

Safeguarding Ireland Independent Chairperson

Safeguarding Ireland brings together 30 key organisations in public services, legal and financial services, the health and socialcare professions, regulatory authorities and NGOs representing older people, people with disabilities and carers.

All have come together with one objective in mind – to ensure that adults who may be vulnerable are safeguarded.


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.

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