Unit 13

Unit 13: 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.
Safeguarding means protecting people’s health, wellbeing and human rights, allowing and enabling them to live their lives free from harm, abuse and neglect.
This includes:-
  * Protecting their rights to live in safely.
  * Ensuring their wellbeing is promoted, taking into account their views, wishes, beliefs and feelings.
Safeguarding relates to the need to protect certain people who may be in vulnerable circumstances.
People this may include:-
  * Elderly
  * Physically disabled – MS, cerebral palsy, osteoporosis, brakes or fractures of the bones.
  * Mentally disabled – dementia, autism, brain injury
  * Children – a young person under the age of 18 years.
The way in which we follow the role to safeguard is to ensure we have a safeguarding adults board in place, which the arrangements changed since the 2014 care act. To safeguard people will include working in partnership and alongside:-
  * The police
  * Local councils
  * Health agencies
  * Health professionals
  * Regulators
  * Government departments
  * Families
It is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns they may have to local councils or the police for further investigation. It is important that all concerns, big or small, are reported to protect the safety of vulnerable adults.

The concept of protection in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Protection is all part of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of a specific client that may be at risk or exposed to suffer significant harm. Prevention and early intervention help to avoid or minimise a risk.
This would include:-
  * Looking at possible risks certain clients may face.
  * Looking at ways to minimise the risk but still allowing them to make their own choices.
  * Completing risk...