Health & Social Care
Safeguarding Children and Young Adults
- University Certificate in Continuing Education:
- 20 Credits, Degree Level
- 15 weeks
- Enrolment date: January
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This award is for practitioners from a variety of disciplines working with children who would benefit from the opportunity to study safeguarding issues in greater depth to facilitate effective decision-making when they have a concern about a child. It provides you with a contemporary overview of safeguarding children in line with current safeguarding systems and guidance, and enable you to make informed, evidence-based, professional judgements in line with current safeguarding systems and guidance.
What you study
The award examines the concept of childhood, looking at children’s rights and the relevant contemporary legislation. You study the abuse of children from a historical perspective moving on to contemporary safeguarding. Safeguarding systems and guidance, both locally and nationally, and the implications for practice in terms of professional responsibility are evaluated. You critically examine the signs and symptoms of abuse as well as the concept of significant harm and the thresholds for intervention. The different forms of abuse suffered by children are evaluated and the characteristics of each are identified. The main theories of the cause and effect of child abuse, along with the concept of risk and risk assessment in safeguarding children, including the psychological and social effects of child abuse and knowledge of understanding of the perpetrators, are explored.
Where you study
Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus.
How you learn and are assessed
You experience a variety of learning and teaching strategies throughout the programme. Seminars and tutorials develop specific knowledge of safeguarding. Facilitated workshops develop clinical decision making, leadership and management as well as intellectual skills such as synthesis, critical evaluation and problem solving. Classroom teaching is supplemented with electronic materials via E-Learning. Summative assessment takes place in the form of a written assignment.
You must have 120 credits at diploma level and regularly work with children and young people. Professional registration is not required.
For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section
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