Safeguarding is about protecting a person's right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children (under 18) identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.