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Aims and Learning Outcomes

This module gives you a theoretical background to the clinical and legal issues encompassed as Safeguarding Children.

It sets practice in the context of UK and international law.


Learn to:
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theoretical background to safeguarding children, including aspects of vulnerability and resilience, ecological models of maltreatment, children’s rights, equality and diversity, and parent-child interaction
  • Demonstrate up-to-date knowledge of the nature and causes of child maltreatment
  • Understand and respect the complementary roles of different professionals involved in  safeguarding and child protection practice
  • Comprehend the dynamic of communication  with children, families and colleagues within the safeguarding arena.
  • Critically evaluate the evidence for strategies to safeguard and protect children
  • Understand and reflect on the legal background to child protection practice
  • Understand the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and analyse its implications for practitioners in child health.
  • Understand and explain the basis of the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts, Working Together to Safeguard Children, and the Framework of Assessment of Children in need

Child Health

Contact

Hazel Cann

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