What is the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2010?

What is the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2010?

This Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (SVGA) 2006 was passed to help avoid harm, or risk of harm, by preventing people who are deemed unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults from gaining access to them through their work. The Independent Safeguarding Authority was established as a result of this Act.

What is the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2007?

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 makes provision for checking persons seeking to work with children or vulnerable adults, and for barring those considered to be unsuitable for such posts, whether in paid employment or voluntary work.

What is the protection of vulnerable adults act?

The Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme was introduced by the Care Standards Act 2000. It aims to ensure that no one is allowed to work in the care sector if they have ever abused, neglected or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in their care or placed them at risk.

What defines safeguarding?

Safeguarding means protecting a citizen’s health, wellbeing and human rights; enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality health care. Safeguarding children, young people and adults is a collective responsibility.

Who does the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 apply to?

The act defines two types of activity relating to children or vulnerable adults. The type that will apply to most individuals working with children is ‘regulated activity’.

How does the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 work?

The 2006 Act essentially provides a system for employers to check the suitability of employees or volunteers, to work with children or vulnerable adults. The Act seeks to prevent those deemed unsuitable to work with children and vulnerable adults, from gaining access through work (whether paid or unpaid).

What are the 5 R’s in safeguarding?

The 5 Rs of safeguarding: definitions

  • Recognise. You must have a clear understanding of the what the different signs and symptoms of potential abuse, harm and neglect can be.
  • Respond. If you do have a safeguarding concern, it is essential that you respond appropriately and do not ignore the situation.
  • Report.
  • Record.
  • Refer.

How does the Equality Act 2010 relate to safeguarding?

The Act protects people against discrimination, harassment or victimisation in employment, and as users of private and public services based on nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, veganism and …