Safeguarding and protection

@nannacroc (4049)
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?
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
22 Apr 09
This is a question that I think should be put to her politically correct tutor. What a lot of hogwash! You should be let loose on him/her - then they'd need "protection". I'll just be "safeguarding" your bar of CDM until you get back!
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25 Apr 09
I don't think that's a good enough reason on it's own for a lower mark although a 2:2 isn't really bad is it?
@dorypanda (1584)
25 Apr 09
Ah, what you need is a lecturer or teacher to tell you that really. Their brains don't work the same as 'normal' peoples. By 'protection' maybe they want to know what kind of weapons are readily available. ;P
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@nannacroc (4049)
25 Apr 09
I think you're right, tutors appear to have their own language.
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@dorypanda (1584)
25 Apr 09
Yes, it's called Gobbledegook. :P
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@pumpkinjam (5767)
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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.
@nannacroc (4049)
25 Apr 09
I think you may be right this makes sense anyway. I think I'll e-mail this answer to my friend.
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