Adult Safeguarding Day is Friday Nov 10, 2023.
The public awareness drive is an annual initiative of Safeguarding Ireland, supported by the HSE, and now in its third year. It is also being coordinated in partnership with organisations across the health, social, financial and justice sectors.
The aim is to raise a greater understanding of adult abuse and safeguarding and the emphasis this year is on ‘go to’ actions all adults can take to Plan Ahead and reduce their risk of adult abuse.
The 2023 Message is that planning ahead reduces the risk of adult abuse. And that ‘go to’ actions that all adults can take are:
- Make an Enduring Power of Attorney
- Nominate a Designated Healthcare Representative
- Choose who can Assist with Decisions.