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We realise that this change may be difficult for people who smoke, and we are announcing the policy now in order to give everyone sufficient time to prepare for this change. We will actively support all staff in this regard. We have a range of smoking cessation support services (ref: www.QUIT.ie website, the National Smokers' Quitline 1850 201 203 and the 'You Can Quit Facebook page and resources from the Health Promotion website) and would encourage all smokers to avail of these. Information sessions will be held in all EVE centre’s to communicate details of the policy and discuss the local implementation plan.
Participants/members who smoke will also require support to manage their addiction while attending our service. It is our intention to address their individual needs through the Person-Centred Planning process. We will help make the transition to a tobacco free campus easier by providing information to potential participants/members about our tobacco free policy prior to joining the service; screening/early identification of nicotine dependant individuals, and provision of smoking cessation support during their time in the service. Upon leaving the service, participants/members can avail of continued support from the HSE’s cessation services, their local GP or Pharmacist.
Stopping smoking is the single most important thing a person can do to improve their health.
The Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse - National Policy and Procedures, which applies to EVE services, outlines a number of principles to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and safeguard them from abuse. These include a requirement that all EVE services must have a publicly declared “No Tolerance” approach to any form of abuse and must promote a culture which supports this ethos.
Some of the principles underpinning the policy include:
The HSE are one of the agencies involved in the National Safeguarding Committee which launched a Strategic Plan 2017-2021 to guide its work to safeguard vulnerable adults over the next five years on Tuesday 20th Dec. The Committee is a multi-agency and inter-sectoral body independently chaired by Patricia Rickard-Clarke, a solicitor and former Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission. The ongoing work of the committee can be viewed on its newly launched website - Safeguarding Committee Website.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 061 461 165 (9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday) or the HSE Information Line on 1850 24 1850 (8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday).
Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Procedure Flow Chart
Safeguarding Easy to Read Leaflet for Service Users
Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons Community Referral Forms
Access the HSEs elder abuse resources
Information for Families on Safeguarding Policy
EVE Larine Hub.