Whether your background is in nursing, social work, the police, education or the voluntary sector, this part-time distance learning course provides the opportunity to develop a contemporary and in-depth understanding of child protection for practise at an advanced level, and to gain evidence recognised by employers of postgraduate study in this subject.
You will explore up-to-date research, critically appraise taken-for-granted concepts, and examine key processes and systems involved in child protection. By the end of the course you will be equipped with the knowledge to work effectively and humanely with complex situations, and have developed a critical understanding of day-to-day practice and the policy and legislative context in which child protection services are delivered.
What You'll Study
Child Protection in Context
This takes a global and historical perspective of children and child abuse and recognises the need to deconstruct familiar concepts in order to make sense of current practice in protecting children and young people.
Child Protection: Risk to Reality
Examines the whole process of risk assessment from the gathering of information to the making of recommendations, including multi-agency working, the use of assessment frameworks, evidencing the impact of abuse and evaluating interventions.
Safeguarding within a Public Protection Agenda
this takes a lifespan perspective to explore child protection within the context of a wider public protection agenda that seeks to respond to growing societal concern about harm to vulnerable people at a time of economic austerity.