Less than 20% people who experience adult abuse report it

44% have experienced adult abuse & 66% know someone who has  Drive to encourage more people to report adult abuse to the Gardaí and HSE Less that 20% of people who experience adult abuse report it to the Gardai or a health and social care professional, while 41% have said they took no action at all – […]

Call for more people to make an Enduring Power of Attorney

Safeguarding Ireland has called for a major increase in the number of adults making an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), in order to safeguard and reduce adult abuse. Just 6% of adults have an Enduring Power of Attorney New research by RED C has found that just 6% of Irish adults have an EPA in […]

Call on politicians to progress Safeguarding legislation

Establishment of a new Adult Safeguarding Authority recommended to Oireachtas members Politicians have been called on to progress safeguarding legislation and the establishment of a new Adult Safeguarding Authority – to prevent and reduce abuse, neglect and coercive control. The call was made at a presentation today in Leinster House of a new report, Identifying RISKS […]

Call for establishment of new Safeguarding Authority to reduce adult abuse 

Report recommends ‘obligation to safeguard’ for public bodies, mandatory data sharing and greater awareness among professionals A comprehensive new discussion document on adult safeguarding has recommended the establishment of a new national Authority – dedicated to preventing and reducing abuse, neglect and coercive control. Read the FULL REPORT here. It has also recommended that public […]

Organisations encouraged to sign up to new Safeguarding Charter

Voluntary Charter an ‘opportunity’ for better Safeguarding A wide range of organisations are being encouraged to sign up to a new voluntary Safeguarding Charter – launched by Safeguarding Ireland following extensive consultation. The Charter provides agencies, charities, care providers and businesses with an opportunity to reflect on and strengthen their approach to adult safeguarding – […]

New Strategic Plan puts focus on legislation and a safeguarding Authority

Safeguarding Ireland has this month (April) launched a new Strategic Plan running from the present time to 2025. It is the organisation’s second Strategic Plan and the two key components of the Plan are: 1) the introduction of adult safeguarding legislation in Ireland 2) the establishment of an independent over-arching National Safeguarding Authority.  Safeguarding Ireland […]

Decision Support Service – draft Codes of Practice

Draft Codes relating to commencement of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity Act) from mid-2022 have been published. The deadline for submissions in response to the draft Codes is 5pm Friday 7th January, 2022.  To provide feedback, people or organisation can log on to the Decision Support Service website and respond here. On Supported Decision Making and […]


Friday November 19, 2021. Just a third understand ‘Adult Safeguarding’ New drive to strengthen awareness of Adult Safeguarding Two thirds of people are aware of ‘adult safeguarding’, but just a third correctly understand what it means –  according to new RED C research announced today. The research has been launched for Ireland’s first-ever Adult Safeguarding […]

Call to support first-ever Adult Safeguarding Day this Friday

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 […]