Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults (P1) Essay

8208 WordsOct 2, 201333 Pages
514 – The Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults 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 There is a difference between Safeguarding vulnerable adults/children and adult/child protection. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and includes measures to prevent or minimise 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…show more content…
The Government outlined their aim to fulfil their responsibility to provide care and protection for those who through their illness or disability are genuinely unable to express needs and wants or exercise control. However, they made clear that the right to self-determination would be at the heart of a reformed system only constrained by the realities of finite resources and levels of protection, which should be responsible but not risk averse. This section demonstrates a future vision for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and discusses protection but also the importance of not being risk averse similar to what is outlined in the Human rights Act 1998 which discusses the right to independence which involves a degree of naturally occurring risk. Section 3 is entitled ‘A personalised Adult Social Care System’ and in subsection 3.3 it discusses ‘Systems which act on and minimise the risk of abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults, supported by a network of “champions”, including volunteers and professionals, promoting dignity in local care services.’. This is yet more important policy and guidance which focuses on policy developments in relation to the Safeguarding of vulnerable adults. Although at City Care Partnership we haven’t adopted the system of champions, it’s something that could be given future consideration as we look to improve our own systems. We do have something similar in the form of an organisational Safeguarding lead however, a
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