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: