Legislative options to inform the development of an Adult Protection Bill for Northern Ireland

Closes 11 Mar 2021

Opened 17 Dec 2020

Overview

The Department of Health is undertaking a public consultation to inform the development of an Adult Protection Bill, subject to the approval of the Northern Ireland Executive.

This consultation builds on the Department of Health's response to the Commissioner for Older People’s Home Truths Investigation into Dunmurry Manor Care Home and CPEA’s Independent Review into Safeguarding and Care at Dunmurry Manor.

Why we are consulting

This consultation offers you the opportunity to share your views on the broad content of the proposed Adult Protection Bill, including the following legislative options:

  • Defining the scope of the Bill
  • Principles
  • Duties to (i) report and (ii) make enquiries
  • Power of entry to interview an adult in private
  • Independent Advocacy
  • Independent Adult Protection Board
  • Cooperation and information sharing
  • Offences of ill-treatment and wilful neglect
  • Statutory Guidance

It also highlights legislative reform which has taken place in Scotland, England and Wales over the years (each having adopted a different approach) and seeks views on whether similar reforms should be introduced in Northern Ireland.

Give your views on the broad content of the proposed Adult Protection Bill

Audiences

  • Parents
  • Higher education students
  • Prospective higher education students
  • School students
  • Private individuals or organisations with an interest in Bovine TB
  • NICS Staff
  • All stakeholders
  • Gold Star Customer Service Excellence
  • Citizens
  • Business
  • Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Homeowners
  • Academic staff
  • Research staff
  • Non-academic staff
  • Government Department
  • Local Government
  • Statutory Body
  • Private Sector
  • Research
  • Charity, Community and Voluntary
  • Utility
  • Press/media
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  • DOJ
  • General Public
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • People with disabilities
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  • Disability organisations
  • Social workers
  • Employers
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  • Parents
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  • Students
  • Consultation creators
  • Analysts
  • Policy Professionals
  • Fisheries Staff (Past and Present)
  • All DAERA Staff
  • DOJ Staff
  • FFG Technical Staff’
  • Staff
  • NICS Mentoring Circles
  • Internal Audit Customers
  • Area-based Schemes Delivery Unit
  • Associate Assessors
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  • Schools
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  • Other Stakeholders
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  • Government Department
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  • Bikers
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  • Riders
  • Drivers
  • Young Drivers
  • Learner Riders
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  • Office & Administration
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  • Retail/Wholesale
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  • Warehousing and transport
  • Telecoms and Broadband Infrastructure Providers
  • Telecoms Companies
  • CMS
  • Staff
  • All Stakeholders
  • Youth Sector and Youth Services

Interests

  • Health and social care policy
  • Health and social care legislation
  • Quality and safety
  • Regulation of health and social care
  • Provision of health and social care services
  • Improvement of health and social care services
  • Patient/service user advocacy
  • Staff engagement