Safeguarding and protection
April 22, 2009 4:33pm CST
My friend has just had an essay she was doing for university back with the comment that her work was too much about 'protection' not enough about 'safeguarding'. The dictionary definition is virtually the same for both. Her degree is in childcare. Can someone please explain the difference?
• United Kingdom
25 Apr 09
I think perhaps in childcare, there is more of a difference between the two. safeguarding is your general making sure the kids can't escape and ensuring that equipment is safe for them to use, etc. whereas, I would suppose, protection in these circumstance would be more about protecting the children from outside harm or issues regarding their safety outside of the setting. I think.