1 Understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults
1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults
Vulnerable adults have the right to make choices and take risks as long as they have the mental capacity to do so and are able to understand the implications or consequences of any choice that they make. If a vulnerable adult does not have mental capacity to make dicisions then others can take charge and act "in their best interest" However one person can no longer make a decision on their behalf, even a professional. Any decisions must be agreed by multi agencies to ensure that it is in their best interest. This is to stop decisions being made on other factors for example , the easiest of cheapest option for a local authority or family member. Following Lord Laming's report on the death of victoria climbi'e, the subsequent publication of Every Child Matters and the Childrens Act (2004), integrated working across services has become integral in ensuring that children and vulnerable adults are safe and protected.
safeguarding means proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping the individual safe and promoting their welfare. Safeguarding is an important   part of integrated working. When professionals work together in an integrated way, they put the individual at the centre of all the activities to help identify their holistic needs earlier to improve their life outcomes. It is important to see safeguarding as part of a continuum, where prevention and early intervention can help children and vulnerable adults and families get back on track and avoid problems turning into crisis. Protection is a centeral part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering...