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Background document - national standards for adult safeguarding

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The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) recognise the importance of increasing the quality and safety of services for all adults in Ireland, especially adults who may be at risk of harm. HIQA and the MHC are developing joint national standards for safeguarding adults in health and social care services, including mental health services. This background document was developed as part of the standards development process, and summarised international, national and academic evidence for adult safeguarding.