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Launch of public consultation for Draft national standards for adult safeguarding

Posted by | Administration Officer | Date: 01 Aug 2018 | 11:57am

New draft national standards to ensure a consistent approach to reducing and responding to the abuse, exploitation and neglect of adults in health and social care services have been launched today for public consultation by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC). 


HIQA and the MHC recognise the importance of increasing the quality and safety of services for all adults in Ireland, especially those who may be at risk of harm arising from abuse, exploitation and neglect. Both organisations believe the Draft national standards for adult safeguarding will help to actively highlight, minimise and prevent harm.


Both HIQA and MHC are urging the public and interested parties to give their opinion on the draft standards during the public consultation, which will run until 5pm on 19 September 2018. For more information on the standards and the consultation, including a short animation outlining how to give us your views click here


If you have any queries about the Public Consultation, please contact

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