Information on Adult Safeguarding Day
Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event took place on Friday November 19, 2021.
The event was coordinated by Safeguarding Ireland – in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors. The aim was to raise a greater awareness and understanding of safeguarding with respect to 1) rights 2) services and 3) empowerment.
Read the campaign NEWS RELEASE here.
What is Safeguarding?
- Safeguarding is putting measures in place to uphold our rights, to support our health and wellbeing, to reduce our risk of harm – and to empower us to protect ourselves.
- Safeguarding involves ourselves, our families, services and professionals all working together to prevent adult abuse, neglect or coercive control.
- Safeguarding means empowerment – that if we face challenges with our capacity, ability or independence our voices are heard and choices included.
- Safeguarding also plans ahead for if we need help from others, that there is clarity on our wishes – and that these will be respected.
Headline Campaign Messages
Safeguarding is – Upholding Our Rights
Safeguarding is – Respect for my Rights
Safeguarding is – Everybody Preventing Adult Abuse
Safeguarding is – Services and People Together
Safeguarding is – I am Free from Harm
Safeguarding is – Independence and Choice
The materials include:
- Videos – four new public information videos
- An eight page information booklet
- Posters – two versions in A4
- ‘Safeguarding is…’ – a sheet for social media pictures
- Badges are in the hardcopy pack
- The campaign logo
- The campaign Hashtag is #safeguardingday21
Additional leaflets, posters or badges can be requested at:
What Is Adult Safeguarding
Different Types of Adult Abuse
Safeguarding Adults with Disabilities
Planning Ahead – Financial
Planning Ahead – Healthcare
Financial Abuse – Banking
Financial Abuse – Money and Budgeting
Organisations used the campaign as an opportunity for public awareness events. These included:
- A public display, or meeting using the campaign materials
- A lunchtime, or evening seminar, about safeguarding issues relevant to your work
- Include the campaign information in your newsletter
- Make the leaflets available in a public place / put the posters on display / wear the badge!