Public encouraged to put into practice new ‘Decision Support Arrangements’

New law needs to be applied to safeguard rights The public has been encouraged to get informed and put into use new ‘decision support arrangements’ – which will help to reduce adult abuse. Safeguarding Ireland today launched a two week public awareness campaign to promote greater public understanding and application of the Assisted Decision-making Capacity […]

Safeguarding Ireland welcomes increase in reporting to HSE Safeguarding Teams

Following announcement 15.6.23 of the 2022 Annual Report of the HSE National Safeguarding Office. Progress needed on Legislation and a National Authority for adult safeguarding Safeguarding Ireland has today welcomed publication of the HSE National Safeguarding Office 2022 service report which shows an increase in reporting – however the group also called for major gaps […]

67% of adults have not heard of new Assisted-decision Making legislation

Public encouraged to get informed on new ‘Decision-making arrangements’ Two-thirds of all adults have had never heard of Ireland’s new Assisted Decision-making law, or have any knowledge of what it is about. The finding has prompted Safeguarding Ireland to call for a major public drive on understanding and applying the law, which came into effect […]

Safeguarding Ireland welcomes commencement of law on decision-making

Public and Professionals encouraged to get informed ‘Now we need culture change’ Safeguarding Ireland has welcomed the commencement of new laws on assisted decision-making – which came into effect on Wednesday April 26. Chairperson Patricia Rickard-Clarke said: “We have good laws – now we need culture change. The public and professionals need to get informed […]

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 […]

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