HIQA and the MHC have developed Draft national standards for adult safeguarding to help health and social care services reduce the risk of harm, promote people’s rights, health and wellbeing, and to empower people to protect themselves.
The draft standards are based on national and international evidence and were developed with people using health and social care services, staff delivering services and policy-makers.
We would like to hear your views on the draft standards, which are available for public consultation for a seven-week period. We are encouraging all interested parties to provide feedback and become involved in the standards development process by submitting their views to us during this consultation.
This consultation aims to gather different viewpoints on the draft standards from people using health and social care services, their families and the staff and organisations providing these services.
This feedback will be carefully considered and will inform the development of the final National Standards, which are designed to apply to all health and social care services.
The public consultation will run until 5pm on 19 September 2018.