Falling Through the Cracks: The case for change. Key developments and next steps for Adult Safeguarding in Ireland

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Title: Falling Through the Cracks: The case for change. Key developments and next steps for Adult Safeguarding in Ireland
Authors: Donnelly, SarahO'Brien, Marita
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11242
Date: 11-Dec-2019
Online since: 2019-12-10T12:16:57Z
Abstract: Adults are at risk of and experiencing harm and abuse all over Ireland, and for a variety of reasons including psychological, physical and financial abuse. According to a report commissioned by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), entitled ‘Financial Abuse in Ireland, 2019’, 20% of adults have experienced financial abuse and physical abuse of vulnerable adults has been witnessed/suspected by 1 in 3 adults. Last year there were 11,780 safeguarding concerns received by HSE Safeguarding and Protection Teams across Ireland according to the National Safeguarding Office Annual Report. This study sets out to explore how the absence of Adult Safeguarding legislation in the Irish context may be impacting on adults within the current safeguarding system from the perspective of social work practitioners, professionals or advocates who are working with them. The study seeks to shed light on how practitioners are navigating cases in the absence of primary legislation and to explore what benefits or challenges there might be should Adult Safeguarding legislation be fully enacted in the Irish context.
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: Senator Colette Kelleher, Houses of the Oireachtas
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: University College Dublin
Keywords: Adult safeguardingReporting systemsAdult Safeguarding Bill 2017Case studies
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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