Level5 Unit 14

Unit 14 – Safeguarding and Protection of Vulnerable Adults
      1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults
Protection implies and is a central part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals. It is all about protecting the individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding on the other hand means proactively accepting that all individuals have a right to take risks, that is as long as they have the capacity and understanding of the implications or consequences of any choices.  
When working with professionals in an integrated way, everyone will put the individual at the centre of all activities to help identify their holistic needs earlier to improve their life outcomes. Prevention and early intervention can help vulnerable adults get back on track and avoid problems turning into a crisis. Policies and practices across all health and social care services will reflect this.
In 2007 the POVA register changed to SOVA and all individuals who work with vulnerable individuals of any age will be required to undergo this training.
      1.2 Evaluate the impact of policy developments on approaches to safeguarding vulnerable adults in own service setting.
      1.3 Explain the legislative framework for safeguarding vulnerable adults
Health and Social care groups whether the care is in the individuals own home, care in a hospital or care in a residential setting, policies will be in place concerning safeguarding of vulnerable adults. These policies and procedure objectives will follow those set out by government policies which are to prevent and reduce abuse from occurring whilst supporting individuals to have control and make choices.
There are several procedures in place across the UK devised by the government
  * Our Health, Our Care, Our Say (2006)
  * Putting People First (2007)...