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...

Families and friends encouraged to safeguard vulnerable adults at Christmas time

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 Ireland supports FraudSMART campaign

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...

Chair of @safeguardingire and Chair of @SageAdvocacy Ms Patricia Rickard-Clarke explains the significance of legislation governing advance healthcare directives and what the directives mean for medical professionals and patients. https://t.co/KVBtDmO6m5 #ahd #healthcare

Chair of @safeguardingire and Chair of @SageAdvocacy Ms Patricia Rickard-Clarke explains the significance of legislation governing advance healthcare directives and what the directives mean for medical professionals and patients.... https://t.co/uJ5g4EGkYx

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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