HMI West: “Safeguarding vulnerable adults”

13 Feb 2017 - 13:00

HMI West Regional Meeting

“Safeguarding vulnerable adults”

Presented by TBC
HSE Safeguarding and Protection Team
, Community Health Organisation Area 2

13.00 – 14.15, 13 February, 2017
Room 1, Education Centre, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway

All adults have the right to be safe and to live a life free from abuse. All persons are entitled to this right, regardless of their circumstances. It is the responsibility of all service providers, statutory and non-statutory, to ensure that, service users are treated with respect and dignity, have their welfare promoted and receive support in an environment in which every effort is made to promote welfare and to prevent abuse.” ‘Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures’.

In December 2014, the HSE launched its safeguarding policy for older persons or persons with a disability that, as a result of physical or intellectual impairment, may be at risk of abuse.
The “Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures”, which applies to all HSE and HSE funded services, outlines a number of principles to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and safeguard them from abuse. These include a requirement that all services must have a publicly declared “No Tolerance” approach to any form of abuse and must promote a culture which supports this ethos.

HMI West are delighted that a member of the team from CHO Area 2 will come along to address the meeting on this very topical issue.

Timetable for the event:

13.00 Registration
13.30 Welcome and opening address
Seamus Gallagher, Chair, HMI West Region
13.35 ‘Safeguarding vulnerable adults’
HSE Safeguarding and Protection Team, Community Health Organisation Area 2
14.05 Questions and Answers
14.15 Closing comments
Seamus Gallagher, Chair, HMI West Region

For further information, please contact Rosemarie Carroll (HMI) at 01 2974070 or email

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