Safeguarding Training

Promote a culture of safeguarding within your organisation, and protect your service users and team

In 2021, Maighread collaborated with Best Practice Healthcare to develop an online training course on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults at Risk of Abuse. Maighread has been working in the disability sector since 1992 and since 2018 has been working as an external safeguarding consultant in the voluntary sector. Best Practice Healthcare is Led by CEO, Founder and Registered General Nurse, Deirdre Kennedy.

Maighread and Deirdre came together to produce a course which is designed for Healthcare Workers, Social Care Workers, Residential Service Providers, Home Care and Disability Sector employees. The online course helps the trainer to clearly identify safeguarding risks, and understand when and how to report a safeguarding concern including allegations or concerns of abuse. This course is available by either contacting Maighread directly or by clicking here to access the course directly from Best Practice Healthcare website.

Safeguarding Investigator

In today’s working environment it is imperative that employers are seen to be open and transparent. Hence, when faced with a complaint / safeguarding concern within your organisation it is important that the employer engages external and impartial experts in order to deal with these complaints / concerns.

Maighréad is an experienced Safeguarding Investigator. The goal of every investigation that she will undertake is to determine the facts surrounding the alleged conduct that led to the complaint. As an impartial, independent investigator she serves as a fact-finder and is very skilled at both interviewing and the interview process so that the interview questions are relevant, reveal the facts of the matter, and enable Maighread to make credible determinations.

Compliance & Risk 

Maighréad supports home care providers to develop compliance solutions that are in line with HIQA National Standards for Safer Better Care and/or the Joint Commission International (JCI) standards for Home Care.  She will work with your agency to help you identify your priorities, ensuring that you have the knowledge and resources you need to deliver care consistent with best National and International practice. Maighréad will also support you to develop tools for more effective monitoring, documentation, quality assurance, and evaluation systems in order for your company to be able to achieve the highest standards in care.

Maighréad also works with privately held companies in the area of compliance and risks. She reviews situations, assesses hazards, identifies risks and will make recommendations on what controls should be put in place to remove or reduce those risks.

Operations Support

The ability to scale and build future value in your company while also dealing with the day to day business challenges is one of the greatest challenges for business owners. A large number of business owners and managers state that being too busy is one of the main reasons why they don’t get time to future proof their company. Getting support to develop a strategic plan can be done in a relatively short time however the actual implementation phase and monitoring the companies KPI’s takes time and can overwhelm business owners and management teams.

Maighread will work with clients to support them to  put their agreed business plans into action. She will do this by providing ongoing management advice, overseeing the tasks that need to be achieved and taking responsibility for delivering specific elements of the plan where there is a lack of people, skills or time in the company to get those done.

Freelance Consultancy


Maighréad offers a range of services relating to management and operations both in the private, voluntary and public sector. This work includes developing policies and procedures, providing support  on operations and risk management. She also offers practical advice and guidance on how to adhere to the newly introduced regulations regarding data protection.

Maighréad also has experience working as a freelance consultant in the social economy sector. She is experienced and qualified to review publications both regional and national which are now out of date. She will then undertake research to ensure the information is accurate and relevant.


External Investigations
HR Support