514 Safeguarding

1.1 Explain how you analyze the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults
Abuse is defines as a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights by any other person or persons.   It is recognized that abuse can take place in any context; it may occur in nursing, residential or day care environments, or within the context of people receiving care in their own home either professionally or from family/carers.   In March 2000 the Government issued a guidance document, “No secrets” which gave social services departments a coordinating role in developing local policies and procedures for Protecting Vulnerable Adults from abuse.​It is also required all agencies i.e. Police probation services, social services and health services to work collaboratively to protect vulnerable adults.   Social service departments were required to develop and implement these codes of practice by October 2001.

All persons have the right to live their lives free from violence and abuse.   The right is underpinned by the duty on public agencies under the Human rights Act 1998 to intervene proportionately to protect the rights of citizens.   Any adult at risk of abuse or neglect should be able to access public organizations which enable them to live a life free from violence and abuse.   All citizens should have access to relevant services for addressing issues of abuse and neglect, including the civil and criminal justice system and victim support services.

It has brought in place policies and procedures to protect any adult at risk of abuse exploitation or neglect. The purpose is to ensure a co-ordinate and standardized approach by all those who work with vulnerable adults. Therefore agencies and organizations will work cooperatively in the identification, investigation treatment and prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults.   Safeguarding involve promoting the independence and quality of life of adults and maximize their...