Nvq Level 5 Unit 14

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1.1 Safeguarding encompasses six key concepts: empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionate responses, partnership and accountability. Social care organisations play an important role in the protection of members of the public from harm and are responsible for ensuring that services and support are delivered in ways that are high quality and safe. . Safeguarding vulnerable adult is the multi-disciplinary work to minimise and manage risk to adults who may be vulnerable. It employs a framework which brings together all aspects of an investigation into an allegation of abuse against a vulnerable adult. . Safeguarding means pro-actively 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 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, vulnerable adults and families get back on track and avoid problems turning into a crisis. Protection is a central part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. 2.2 1. Our organisation has a written safeguarding vulnerable adult policy (a safeguarding policy) statement which: acknowledges that all adults have the right to live a life free from abuse and exploitation; outlines the organisation’s commitment to uphold that right; and is explicit about the organisation’s ‘zero-tolerance’ of abuse wherever it occurs. 2. The safeguarding policy ‘owned’ at all levels within the organisation. The Head of the

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