Board Manager's blog: Aardvarks & Dr Johnson ...
I was talking recently to Phillip, a colleague from the National Safeguarding Adults Network (SANN). We were continuing a conversation about safeguarding adult language. Well, more thinking about terminology … and how being clearly understood across safeguarding partnerships can at times be a challenge.
How important ideas can sometimes get lost in translation. To coin a line from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s Stairway to Heaven, words can have two meanings.
‘We almost need something that would set out the definition of the words we need … a dictionary to support us … but we would have to do better than Blackadder in that episode with Dr Johnson’ (Ink and Incapability, Blackadder the Third Series 3 Episode 2). This set us off laughing.