Tuesday November 16, 2021.
Inaugural awareness day this week on Adult Safeguarding
Ireland’s first-ever Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event will take place this Friday, November 19.
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 adult safeguarding and the prevention abuse, neglect and coercive control.
Safeguarding Ireland has called on the general public, organisations, service providers, professionals and politicians to support the event.
Information videos, an information booklet, posters and lots of more information is now live at www.safeguardingday.ie
Safeguarding Ireland Chairperson Patricia Rickard-Clarke said the focus of the campaign is to increase understanding and awareness throughout society.
“Safeguarding means 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.
“It means empowerment – that if we face challenges with our capacity, our voices are heard and included. Safeguarding also means planning ahead so that if, at a future date, we need help from others that there is clarity on our wishes – and that these will be respected.”
Findings of new RED C research on current public awareness will be published on Friday morning, together with the launch of consultation on a draft Safeguarding Charter for organisations, services and professions.
Ronan Cavanagh, Cavanagh Communications: (086) 317 9731.
Safeguarding Ireland promotes safeguarding of adults to protect them from all forms of abuse by persons, organisations and institutions and to deliver a national plan for promoting their welfare.