The purpose of the Adult Safeguarding and Protection IASW associated group is to provide a forum for the development and implementation and advocacy for the best professional standards in safeguarding in Ireland. The group provides an opportunity for sharing and learning, exchanging information and lobbying on issues relating to safeguarding of adults at risk.
The vision is for all adults to be safeguarded with equal access to protection across Ireland and supported within the code of ethics and standard of best professional social work practice.
The mission of the group is for professional social workers to act in solidarity to advocate for safeguarding and protection of all adults who are vulnerable and at risk of abuse, exploitation and neglect, aged over 18 years, within Ireland. Social Workers to operate within best professional practice and high standards with adults at risk within Ireland. To have a sufficient legislative safeguarding and protection framework within Ireland.
Aims and objectives of the ASaP Associate Group:
We welcome membership from a wide variety of settings in Adult social work, safeguarding, disability, residential and aftercare, mental health, medical and primary care, homeless and social housing services, older persons as well as representatives from Academics, students and those with an interest in adult safeguarding. Membership is also open to those working in statutory, voluntary agencies and charities.
The membership numbers in 2020 are: 46 members.
The Chair, Vice- Chair and Secretary are elected at the AGM in-line with IASW Rules and Byelaw.
The A/Committee members are:
Roles will be formally placed at AGM 2021.
The Chair, Vice- Chair and Secretaries are elected at the AGM in-line with IASW Rules and Byelaw.
Our meetings will take place at 5pm to 6pm on the last Thursday of every month via Zoom
Details will be sent via the safeguarding IASW email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing & Learning (CPD) Information and Articles:
o Ref to Law Reform Commission on statutory framework for safeguarding https://www.lawreform.ie/_fileupload/Issues%20Papers/LRC%20IP%2018-2019%20A%20Regulatory%20Framework%20For%20Adult%20Safegaurding.pdf
o Falling Through the Cracks: The case for change. Key developments and next steps for Adult Safeguarding in Ireland https://researchrepository.ucd.ie/handle/10197/11242
o IPA Safeguarding Implementation Authority Paper https://www.ipa.ie/_fileUpload/Documents/National_Safeguarding_Authority_Options_Paper.pdf
o Safeguarding Ireland https://www.safeguardingireland.org/
o CRA Safeguarding Guidelines for Vulnerable Adults and Children https://www.charitiesregulator.ie/media/1866/safeguarding-guidance-for-charitable-organisations-adults-final.pdf
o HSE Vulnerable Adult Awareness training https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/socialcare/safeguardingvulnerableadults/
Books - References
Book recommendations and purchase links can be found here: ASaP Book Recommendations