Northern Ireland launches public consultation to provide a statutory basis for adult safeguarding

On the 17 December 2020 the Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swan launched a consultation into legislative options to bring forward a new Adult Protection Bill.

In September 2020 Minister Swann committed to bring forward a new Adult Safeguarding Bill for Northern Ireland, to help protect care home residents and other vulnerable members of society, this commitment was made in response to the first report from an independent review commissioned to examine the health and social care system’s response to care failings at Dunmurry Manor Care Home. We covered this matter in an earlier blog, here.

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