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Public Consultation on Draft National Standards for Adult Safeguarding

This public consultation is now closed.

Draft National Standards for Adult Safeguarding                  Press release

Everyone has the right to be safe and to live a life free from harm. Safeguarding means putting measures in place to promote people’s human rights and their health and wellbeing, and empowering people to protect themselves.

HIQA and the MHC are developing national standards for adult safeguarding to promote best practice in providing person-centred, safe and effective care and support in health, including mental health, and social care services across Ireland.

Public consultation


Click here to complete the online questionnaire


HIQA and the MHC have now launched a public consultation on the Draft national standards for adult safeguarding.


Watch this short video for information on our public 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.

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 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.

How to give feedback

  • You can complete the online questionnaire at the link at the top of the page.
  • Your comments can be submitted by downloading and completing the consultation feedback form below and then emailing your completed form to us at:

           Public consultation feedback form

  • Alternatively, you can complete and post the completed form to us at:

          Mental Health Commission
          Draft National Standards for Adult Safeguarding
          Waterloo Exchange
          Waterloo Rd
          Dublin 4
          D04 E5W7



Contact Details

Waterloo Exchange, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Ph: 353(1) 636 2400

Fax: 353(1) 636 2440

Eircode: D04 E5W7

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