This research aims to explore conceptual understandings of risk, safety and safeguarding in different organisational contexts and assess whether any differences might impact on effective integrated service provision or act as barriers to closer working and integration of health and social care.
The research will:
*examine how the terms 'risk', 'safety' and 'safeguarding' are used and understood in different contexts
*explore where, and how, they overlap and diverge
*describe the governance of risk, safety and safeguarding in different contexts
*examine the implications of current understanding, and existing governance, of risk, safety and safeguarding for integrated service provision.