HSE News Release - Further safeguards for vulnerable adults implemented

(18 Dec 2015)

The HSE have issued a press release stating that further safeguards for vulnerable adults have been implemented. 

Representatives from a range of voluntary and statutory agencies within and outside of the health sector met for the first time as part of a new group with a key role in safeguarding vulnerable adults in any HSE or HSE funded residential centre and to promote the rights of vulnerable adults in wider society.

The National Inter-Sectoral Safeguarding Committee, which was formally launched by Kathleen Lynch, TD, Minister for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities and Older People), will be independently chaired by Patricia Rickard-Clarke, former Law Reform Commissioner.

Membership of the National Inter-Sectoral Safeguarding Committee include representatives from a range of agencies including; Inclusion Ireland, HIQA, Carers Association, HSE, An Garda Siochana, Department of Health, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Cheshire Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Alzheimers Society, Age Action, Banking & Payment Federation, Law Society, Active Retirement Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, COSC, SAGE and the Department of Social Protection

Please click here to read the full HSE press release

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