Safeguarding Ireland brings together 30 key organisations in:
legal and financial services
the health and social care professions
NGOs representing older people, people with disabilities and carers.
All have come together with one objective in mind – to ensure that vulnerable adults are safeguarded.
Our Latest News
November 13th, 2019: Safeguarding Ireland today welcomed the publication of Guidance on upholding Human Rights in Irish health and social care settings, but said legislation is urgently needed to underpin it. Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and...
October 16th, 2019: Safeguarding Ireland has today called for the HSE Safeguarding Teams to have increased legal powers – including authority to make applications to court for Protection Orders on behalf of vulnerable adults. The call comes following today’s...
September 16, 2019: Budget 2020 – Call for national scheme to increase Enduring Powers of Attorney Safeguarding Ireland today called for the introduction of a State Scheme in Budget 2020 to encourage more Adults put in place Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance...
World Elder Abuse Day, June 12, 2019: Safeguarding Ireland today called for the introduction of a State Scheme to help more Adults to ‘Think Ahead’ – and increase use of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare Directives. Safeguarding Ireland said this...
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.