International Protection Accommodation Services

International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS) provide accommodation to people seeking asylum or international protection in Ireland. As IPAS cater to vulnerable populations, it is crucial that you establish a robust Quality and Safety Management System (QSMS) that prioritises residents’ health, safety, and dignity.

This year, HIQA is expected to roll out a monitoring and inspection programme of International Protection Accommodation Services.


With this new monitoring programme, IPAS will be expected to demonstrate compliance with applicable legislation and national standards such as the National Standards for Accommodation offered to people in the protection process. The purpose of IPAS regulation is to ensure that the services provided are high-quality, safe and effective for the service users.

At HCI, we recognise that it can be daunting preparing for a new regulatory framework. As in-house resources and knowledge of regulatory environments may be limited, we are here to help reduce the burden of IPAS regulatory compliance.


How HCI Can Help

HCI works with all types of health and social care providers to develop practical Quality and Safety Management Systems to improve care and satisfy regulatory requirements.

We understand the challenges of preparing your service for regulatory monitoring. We can conduct a Gap Analysis or a Quality-of-Care Audit programme of your service against the National Standards for Accommodation offered to people in the protection process, and other applicable legislation and National Standards.

Our independent auditors will identify areas of good practice and areas of improvement and will support you in preparing actions to address any issues identified. With our support, you can have peace of mind that you have the necessary processes in place to achieve regulatory compliance.


Trusted Partner in Health and Social Care

HCI has worked with many health and social care organisations for almost two decades, supporting them to build comprehensive Quality and Safety Management Systems.

Practical Support

Our specialists are industry active, and they use this knowledge and experience to offer hands-on support for practical application of IPAS regulations, standards and best practice.

Identify Risks

We have extensive knowledge of the risks associated with residential care, and those that impact on IPAS regulatory compliance. We use this knowledge to alert you to risks and support you to make better decisions.

Regulatory Compliance

We provide management teams with robust, practical support that will help you develop and build a governance framework and support your regulatory compliance.

To learn more about how we can help, get in touch today.