The National Safeguarding Committee
The National Safeguarding Committee (NSC) is a multi-agency and inter-sectoral body involving more than 20 organisations with one objective in mind – to ensure that adults who may be vulnerable are safeguarded.
Any act, or failure to act, which results in a breach of a vulnerable person’s human rights, civil liberties, physical and mental integrity, dignity or general wellbeing, whether intended or through negligence, including sexual relationships or financial transactions to which the person does not or cannot validly consent, or which are deliberately exploitative. Abuse may take a variety of forms.
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is fundamental to high-quality health and social care.
Vulnerability is the diminished capacity of an individual or group to anticipate, cope with, resist and recover from the impact of a natural or man-made hazard. Vulnerability is most often associated with poverty but it can also arise when people are isolated, insecure and defenceless in the face of risk, shock or stress. People differ in their exposure to risk as a result of their social group, gender, ethnic or other identity, age and other factors.
FraudSmart – an initiative of the Banking and Payment Federation of Ireland: https://www.fraudsmart.ie
Keep Control – a project undertaken by the National Centre for the Protection of Older People and the Older People’s Empowerment Network and funded by the HSE. http://www.keepcontrol.ie
NCPOP – the National Centre for the Protection of Older People. http://www.ncpop.ie