The safety and protection of vulnerable people is a key objective of Government and society.
The government’s decision acknowledges the need to build further on the existing range of policies, procedures, codes of practice and legislation aimed at protecting and safeguarding vulnerable adults in the health sector in Ireland.
Read the press release about the National Adult Safeguarding Policy developed for the health sector.
Read the Steering Group Documentation here.
The members of the Department of Health Steering Group are as follows:
|Dr Kathleen Mac Lellan (Chair)||Department of Health|
|Mr Niall Redmond||Department of Health (Health sector adult safeguarding policy)|
|Dr Colette Bonner||Department of Health (Office of the Chief Medical Officer / NPSO)|
|Mr Tim Hanly||HSE (National Safeguarding Office)|
|Mr James Gorman||HSE (Patients' Private Property Accounts Central Unit)|
|Mr JP Nolan||HSE (Quality & Patient Safety - Community Healthcare)|
|Ms Margaret Brennan||HSE (Quality & Patient Safety – Acute Operations)|
|Ms Cornelia Stuart||HSE (Quality Assurance and Verification)|
|Mr Pat Benson||Public interest representative|
|Superintendent Kevin Daly||An Garda Síochána|
|Mr Ian Kelleher||Department of Justice and Equality|
|Ms Ginny Hanrahan||Health & Social Care Regulatory Forum|
|Ms Rosemary Smyth||Mental Health Commission|
|Ms Mary Dunnion||Health Information and Quality Authority|
|Ms Gráinne Morrissey||Department of Children and Youth Affairs|