Information on Adult Safeguarding Day, Friday November 19.
Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event takes place on Friday November 19, 2021.
The event is being coordinated by Safeguarding Ireland – in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors. The aim is 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 can use the campaign as an opportunity for public awareness events. These can be anytime around the campaign period and may involve:
- 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!