Qcf Level 5 Safeguarding Unit 514 1.1

      1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of Safeguarding and the concept of Protection in relation to vulnerable adults
The words “Safeguarding” and “Protection” are often used to describe the same thing. However, on further analysis there are differences and below is an attempt to differentiate between the two concepts:
Safeguarding is a relatively new term and really became widely used following the government’s decision to review the “No Secrets Guidance” (2000) in 2008. As a result of this review the government wished to focus on developing guidance on implementing a multiagency approach to policies and procedures in order to protect vulnerable adults.   The government chose to focus on 3 key concepts for safeguarding adults and they were protection, justice and empowerment.   Following on from that significant legal and policy changes in adult social and health care accompanied the change from “protecting” to “safeguarding”
Safeguarding goes along with “promoting welfare” and was introduced as a result of various reviews into policy and practice surrounding protecting vulnerable adults. Safeguarding is a much wider concept than protection and consists of a wide range of activities and actions taken by a number of different agencies.   In using the term Safeguarding we mean:
  * Specific action to identify and protect vulnerable adults at risk of suffering significant harm.
  * Proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping the individual safe and promoting their welfare.
  * Activities directly designed to identify and support vulnerable adults who at risk of poor outcomes as a result of abuse.
  * Ways to improve the general health and well-being of identified vulnerable adults.
Safeguarding means protecting vulnerable adults from maltreatment and abuse of any kind with a view to empowering the individual to help protect...