Families and friends encouraged to safeguard vulnerable adults at Christmas time

December 20, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland made a Christmas plea today 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...

Roundtable on Advocacy hosted by Safeguarding Ireland

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...

Patricia Rickard Clarke, chair of @safeguardingire brings the human rights perspective to adult safeguarding @ucdsnmhs

Patricia Rickard-Clarke on the strategic work of @safeguardingire: Adult Safeguarding legislation, the role of an advocate for person in vulnerable circumstances, Deprivation of Liberty legislation & ward of court process review @ucdsnmhs masterclass

Patricia Rickard Clarke calls for right to an independent advocate in any forthcoming deprivation of liberty legislation @safeguardingire @ucdsnmhs

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