Unit 514: Safeguarding And Protection Of Vulnerable Adults

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Unit 514 - 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 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…show more content…
It also states that all adults should have the right to live their lives free from violence fear and abuse. They should also have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation and the right to independence, which involves a degree of risk. 2) No Secrets (2000) – No Secrets’ sets out a code of practice for the protection of vulnerable adults. It explains how commissioners and providers of health and social care services should work together to produce and implement local policies and procedures. This consultation paper is about learning. It is about how we learn to empower people, both the public and the professionals to identify risk and manage risk. It is about how we empower people to say no to abusive situations and criminal behaviour. It is about locating safeguarding in the wider agenda of choice and control. It is about recognising safeguarding as everyone's business. It is about identifying the tools we need for better safeguarding. The guidance is for everyone such as social workers, housing officers, police officers, lawyers, service users, support workers and members of their…show more content…
When reviewing the policies, it may be a good idea to obtain a copy of the POVA policy from the local authority to ensure we are all working in conjunction with one another. This would be a much more effective system as we would all be working to the same procedure. I remember a recent POVA referral we had to make due to the allegations of a service user’s daughter stealing her money and her grandson pushing her. Once the referral was made, we were invited to attend a POVA meeting in the offices of the local authority. Present, there was myself, Garry the manager, the POVA co-ordinator, the social worker and a notes taker. We were asked to discuss our concerns openly. We were also asked to sign a confidentiality statement stating that we would not discuss any information with others that was disclosed to us in the meeting. After explaining our concerns, the meeting came to a close with an action plan in place. The action plan consisted of another meeting being booked with the intention of inviting the service user’s family that were accused of
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