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Child Protection: Working Together Managing Risk and Resilience - MSc CPPD

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Course overview

This child protection module is aimed at any student working professionally with children, young people and/or their families and carers. The main learning objectives will focus on developing student's knowledge and awareness of the safe and ethical implementation in practice of safeguarding policy and legislative frameworks to promote effective inter-agency and collaborative practice in the statutory and voluntary sectors in line with Working Together to Safeguard Children, (Department of Education, 2018) The Children Act, (HM Government, Department of Education, 2004, 2017).

This module will examine and evaluate knowledge and skills to understand and identify risks and vulnerability and to consider the concept of resilience and its promotion in line with the emotional well being of the child and its family. The module will be delivered collaboratively from a child health and a child and adolescent mental health as well as a social care perspective.

All professionals have a statutory responsibility of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Module dates

Term 2:

JAN: Thursday  24, 31 January 2019
FEB: Thursday  7, 14, 21, 28 February 2019
MAR: Thursday  7, 14, 21 March 2019

Module Assessment Date: Friday 3 May 2019



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent or a first degree at least 2.2 or above
  • At least one year's experience working in, for example: voluntary sector, social work, education, primary care, mental health nursing, psychology, psychiatry, criminal justice, residential workers and those who are currently working in an agency with responsibility for aspects of inter-professional practice relating to their own discipline
  • A satisfactory academic reference and/or a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Module leaders

  • Sarah Campbell

    Sarah Campbell initially trained as a registered mental health nurse and specialised in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service working and gaining further clinical professional training within the NHS for over two decades.

    Sarah Campbell initially trained as a registered mental health nurse and specialised in Child & Adolescent Mental ...