Safeguarding Ireland – Position Documents

Safeguarding Ireland – Red C Research

Red C Research, October 2020: Safeguarding During COVID-19.

Red C Research, June 2020: Healthcare Planning.

Red C Research, February 2020: Place of Care.

Red C Research 2019: Witnessing of abuse and what would reduce aduse.

Red C Research 2018: Planning ahead to reduce risk of abuse.


Red C Research 2016: Baseline Research.

Safeguarding Ireland – Key Documents

Funding long term support and care for older people – A Safeguarding Perspective (2020)

Guidance on a Human Rights-based Approach in Health and Social Care Services (2019)

Advocacy Doc M Browne


Independent Advocacy Scoping Document, Dr. Michael Browne (2018)

Review of current practice in the use of wardship for adults in Ireland (2017) 

National Safeguarding Committee  Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (2016)


Link to the Think Ahead website, an initiative of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Advocacy Roundtable, Phelim Quinn presentation (2018)

Financial Abuse

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland – Cocooning during Covid-19 (2020)

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland & Safeguarding Ireland – research (2019)

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland – Guide to safeguarding your money (2018)

Keep Control: Safeguarding you Finances in Later Life (2014)

National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP) Reports

The Older Adult Financial Exploitation Measure (2014)

Financial Abuse of Older People: A Review (2012)

Abuse of Older People with Dementia (2013)

Abuse and Neglect of Older People in Ireland (2010)


Older People’s Experience of Mistreatment & Abuse (2012)

Older People in Residential Care Settings (2012)


National Safeguarding Office – Annual Reports

 HSE National Safeguarding Office – Data Report 2018


HSE National Safeguarding Office – Data Report 2017


HSE National Safeguarding Office – Data Report 2016

COVID-19 Reports

WHO Report – Managing COVID-19 across long-term care services (2020)

Policing Performance with regard to COVID-19 – Policing Authority (2020)

Sector Reports

Falling Through the Cracks – commissioned by Senator Colette Kelleher (2019)

National Standards for Adult Safeguarding – HIQA and MHC (2019)

Saving Vulnerable Adults

Department of Social Protection – Information on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (2018)

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


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.

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