Protection is a statutory responsibility in response to individual cases where a risk of harm has been identified
Safeguarding is to ensure that there are procedures in place that cn allow individul to be ble to live a normal life as possible, by reducing the risk of injury, harm or abuse. It also means protecting the health and wellbeing and human rights to enale them to live free from harm, neglect and abuse. This is fundamental to high quality health ans social care.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and it includes measures that can prevent and minise the risk of abuse occurring.