Resources

Safeguarding Ireland

Safeguarding Ireland

Review of current practice in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland

National Safeguarding Committee (Safeguarding Ireland) (2016) – Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Safeguarding Ireland (2017) – Red C Survey

Further Reports

Further Reports

National Safeguarding Office Report 2017

HSE National Safeguarding Office (2017) – 2016 Safeguarding Data Report

Irish Council of Civil Liberties (2016) – Know Your Rights: A Guide for Older People

Department of Social Protection (2017) – Information on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (2014) – Protecting our Older People in Northern Ireland

HSE and UCD National Centre for the Protection of Older People (2012)

Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse

Financial Abuse of Older People: A Review – UCD, NCPOP, HSE. (2012)

‘The Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure’ – tested in an Irish context.

Financial Abuse information leaflet.

Advocacy Roundtable

Advocacy Roundtable

Independent Advocacy Scoping Document written by Dr. Michael Browne, October 2018.

Advocacy Roundtable, Dr. Michael Browne presentation, October 2018.

Advocacy Roundtable, Patricia Rickard Clarke presentation, October 2018.

Advocacy Roundtable, Phelim Quinn presentation, October 2018.

Advocacy Roundtable, Dr. Shaun O’Keeffe presentation, October 2018.

Others

Others

Link to the Think Ahead website developed by the Forum on the End-of-Life in Ireland where the materials are housed.

Definitions

Definitions

Abuse

Any act, or failure to act, which results in a breach of a vulnerable person’s human rights, civil liberties, physical and mental integrity, dignity or general wellbeing, whether intended or through negligence, including sexual relationships or financial transactions to which the person does not or cannot validly consent, or which are deliberately exploitative. Abuse may take a variety of forms.

Safeguarding

Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to high-quality health and social care.

Vulnerability

Vulnerability is the diminished capacity of an individual or group to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of a natural or man-made hazard. Vulnerability is most often associated with poverty but it can also arise when people are isolated, insecure and defenceless in the face of risk, shock or stress. People differ in their exposure to risk as a result of their social group, gender, ethnic or other identity, age and other factors.

Links

Links

https://www.fraudsmart.ie

FraudSmart – an initiative of the Banking and Payment Federation of Ireland

http://www.keepcontrol.ie

Keep Control – a project undertaken by the National Centre for the Protection of Older People and the Older People’s Empowerment Network and funded by the HSE.

http://www.ncpop.ie

NCPOP – the National Centre for the Protection of Older People.

https://hospicefoundation.ie/programmes/public-awareness/think-ahead/

Think Ahead Guide on planning for the future developed by the Forum on End-of-Life in Ireland.

Contact

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.

Get In touch

Contact

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.

Get In touch