The objectives of this course are to develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the safe and ethical implementation of safeguarding policy and legislative frameworks to promote effective inter-agency and collaborative practice in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
This course examines and evaluates knowledge and skills in line with the emotional wellbeing and mental health of the child and its family, to understand and identify risks and vulnerability and to consider the concept of resilience and its promotion.
The course is delivered collaboratively from a number of perspectives – child health, child and adolescent mental health, and social care – and is taught with contributions from experts in the field.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for anyone working with children and adolescents or who has contact with children through working with parents.
Safeguarding is ‘everybody’s business’, and as such, this course aims to raise awareness of safeguarding and child protection issues, enabling the student to be conversant with the theory, policy and procedures surrounding it.
This course runs for eight weeks from the end of January through to March on a Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 4.30pm. There are seven teaching sessions and one reading week.
This 15-credit level-7 course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of an MSc programme and is relevant to all disciplines and professionals working with children, their families and carers.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.