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HIQA's Submission to LRC consultation - A Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding

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In a submission to the Law Reform Commission’s consultation on ‘A Regulatory Framework for Adult Safeguarding’, HIQA stresses that national adult safeguarding legislation must be made a priority by the incoming Government.

Over the past 10 years, HIQA has highlighted issues of abuse and exploitation within health and social services and in doing so, has uncovered deficiencies in how we in Ireland respond to abuse. HIQA calls adult safeguarding to be put on a statutory footing in acknowledgement of the State’s commitment to protecting at risk adults from abuse and exploitation.