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The HSE has established a social care division which is responsible for providing care to vulnerable adults, children and persons with disabilities. This workshop content is

delivered in line with these HSE Guidelines and HIQA Standard 8. A consistent approach is required to ensure all vulnerable children & adults are protected from abuse.

This workshop content is based on HSE recognising and responding to Safeguarding Vulnerable children in Residential Care Settings and Community Based Settings.

All organisations working with children, older persons and persons with disabilities must be aware of these guidelines.

This workshop is aimed to provide safe & dignified intimate care for children & young people who have difficulty with personal and intimate care.

The course can be tailored to suit your needs and requirements – tutor will ring prior to delivery to confirm your specific learning outcomes and tailor workshop to suit your needs.


Content of Course

  • Safeguarding
  • Definitions of a Vulnerable Person
  • Definitions of Abuse and Self Neglect
  • Types of Abuse
  • Who may Abuse
  • Accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Special Considerations
  • Building Blocks for Safeguarding
  • Prevention
  • Risk Management
  • Risk Factors
  • Culture
  • Organisation Policies and Procedures
  • Advocacy
  • Confidentiality
  • Empowerment
  • Barriers for Vulnerable People
  • Complaints
  • Safeguarding and Protection team
  • Data Protection and information and records
  • Non Engagement
  • Restriction of Capacity
  • Managing disclosure

Content will be tailored to suit your needs and requirements




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