The 19th November 2021 was the first National Safeguarding Day. A day to recognise safeguarding issues and concerns, and what can be done about them.
There are nine HSE Safeguarding and Protection Teams (SPTs), one in each CHO (Community Healthcare Organisations) throughout Ireland. Each SPT is tasked with co-ordinating consistent responses to concerns of abuse and neglect. In this episode, Colette Bennett chats to Tim Hanly, General Manager of the HSE National Safeguarding Office, about patterns of abuse, the need for structural and legislative reform, and what we, as a society, can practically do.