Safe Gaurding and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults

P1 Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults.

1.1 Analyze the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults. There is a difference between Safeguarding vulnerable adults/children and adult/child protection. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and includes measures to prevent or minimize the potential for abuse occurring. Protection is considered a statutory responsibility in response to individual cases where risk of harm has been identified POVA or Protection of Vulnerable Adults was changed and implemented to SOVA or Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults in 2007. This meant that the SOVA register was to replace the POVA and other individuals who are deemed unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.
1.2 Our safeguarding policy is set out in guidance with the local authorities policy this is due to us being in administration at the moment and having different policies in place. We are always looking at our policies inside the home and seeing if there is anything that needs changing especially when there is new legislation that comes out and has to be incorporated into our homes policy:
Bournemouth Poole and Dorset policy taken from the multi agency site on Google (below)
1 POLICY   Aims – Government Policy – Principles and Values – Commitment of Agencies – Responsibilities of Organizations – Working with Adults at Risk – Equality Impact Assessment – Policy Structure  
1.1 Policy - Aims
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Adults Policy and Procedures represents the commitment of organizations in Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole to work together to safeguard adults at risk of harm. The Policy & Procedures are for different agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults, including all employees and volunteers working in public, voluntary and private sector organizations, members of the public and anyone in contact with an adult who may be at risk of harm. The...