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Q: identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse
A: The framework has been developed from existing practice, with contributions by adult protection lead managers throughout the country, [ and shaped in consultation and partnership with: Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) Department of Health (DoH) Public Guardianship Office (PGO) Practitioner Alliance against Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
(PAVA) Ann Craft Trust (ACT) VOICE UK ]
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Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff who, during the course of their employment have direct or indirect contact with children and families and vulnerable adults, or who have access to information about them, have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
There is a duty on organisations to make appropriate arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Also government guidance makes it clear that it is a shared responsibility, and depends upon effective joint working between agencies and professionals that have different roles and expertise.
The statutory inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbié and the first joint Chief Inspectors report on safeguarding children highlighted the lack of priority status given to safeguarding. The government response to these findings included the Green Paper Every Child Matters and the provisions in the Children Act 2004. Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 places a duty on all agencies to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 also places statutory duties on organisations and individuals.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is not just the province of those working directly with these groups of people.
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@armageddon, I have seen you many times posting long-long answers. Please always try to keep your answers short, otherwise other readers will get annoyed by reading your too long postings.
For God's sake keep your answers little so they won't feel hopeless .
Thanks
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