Adult Safeguarding Day: 19th November 2021

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Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event takes place on Friday November 19, 2021.

The event is being coordinated by Safeguarding Ireland – in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors. The aim is to raise a greater awareness and understanding of safeguarding with respect to 1) rights 2) services and 3) empowerment.

What is Safeguarding?

  • Safeguarding is putting measures in place to uphold our rights, to support our health and wellbeing, to reduce our risk of harm – and to empower us to protect ourselves.
  • Safeguarding involves ourselves, our families, services and professionals all working together to prevent adult abuse, neglect or coercive control.
  • Safeguarding means empowerment – that if we face challenges with our capacity, ability or independence our voices are heard and choices included.
  • Safeguarding also plans ahead for if we need help from others, that there is clarity on our wishes – and that these will be respected



Hardcopy campaign resources are included in campaign packs which people who are on the postal database should receive a week beforehand by Friday, November 12. Additional posters, leaflets and badges are also being sent to some organisations.

The materials will also be available online from November 12, at a dedicated section of the Safeguarding Ireland website at www.safeguardingday.ie.


Please find an information leaflet below:

Safeguarding Leaflet – pdf


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