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 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 Evaluate the impact of policy developments on approaches to safeguarding vulnerable adults in own service setting (Our Health, our care, our say, Putting People First, No Secrets, In Safe Hands, Vetting and Barring Scheme / Independent Safeguarding Authority, Local Safeguarding Adults Boards
Policy developments not only influence Safeguarding policies and procedures within our services, they underpin them. City Care Partnership has worked in partnership to develop and adopt multi agency procedures and guidance relating to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in line with local authority vulnerable adult policies.
Our Health, our care, our say is a White Paper published in 2006 and set a new direction for social care and community health services with four broad main goals. I’ve chosen to include the areas relating specifically to the development of safeguarding approaches.
1) Better prevention and early intervention for improved health, independence and well-being. This included a shift in resources and in planning emphasis to prevention and early
References: 4) Safeguarding Adults (2005) 5) Mental Capacity Act (2005) - The Mental Capacity Act 2005 for England and Wales received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005 and came into force in 2007