World Elder Abuse Day 2019, June 15th Issued by Safeguarding Ireland Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Call for national initiative to increase use of Attorneys and Advance Healthcare Directives Safeguarding Ireland today called for the introduction of a State Scheme to help...read more
Call for Urgent Delivery of Adult Safeguarding Legislation, a Regulatory Framework and National Advocacy Service
June 9, 2019: Scoping of a Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding Welcomed Call for Establishment of a National Advocacy Service Safeguarding Ireland has urged delivery of Adult Safeguarding Legislation to better protect vulnerable adults and reduce abuse. In...read more
PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Tougher laws would encourage the public to ‘call out’ abuse of vulnerable adults
Sunday, May 19, 2019: 10% have witnessed abuse of a vulnerable adult in the past year Public seeks dedicated 24-hour helpline for adult abuse 10% of Irish adults have witnessed adult abuse in the past year and 81% have said that tougher laws would encourage them to...read more
February 4, 2019: Just 2% of safeguarding concerns reported to the HSE are made directly by those who may have been abused, with almost all concerns reported by third parties. Safeguarding Ireland today encouraged more people to self-report, if they believe they are...read more
December 20, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland has made a Christmas plea encouraging families and friends to take special care to safeguard vulnerable adults during the festive season. Chairperson Patricia Rickard Clarke said the spirit of Christmas and good adult...read more
November 12, 2018: Safeguarding Ireland was delighted to support the FraudSMART, National Fraud Awareness Week, campaign led by the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland, a Safeguarding Ireland member organisation. Lots of information is available on the website at...read more
Safeguarding Ireland does not deal with specific cases of abuse, or alleged abuse.
The HSE has a social work service that you can contact if you have a concern about a vulnerable adult who may be at risk of abuse. There are nine teams located throughout the country. You can find information on how to get in touch with them on the Contact page.