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.
- 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