Assessment Title: Critically analyse and justify the health visitor’s role in identifying and responding to children affected by one category of child abuse with reference to research, policy, practice and legal issues. In addition to this suggest and critically analyse how partnership working can inhibit and facilitate your professional role with regard to your chosen category. 5000 words
In relation to this essay I would like you to discuss the category of neglect in all aspects.
1. Critically analyse the concepts of safeguarding children and child abuse in the context of your professional role
2.Analyse and critically evaluate indicators and signs of child abuse and the impact of child abuse on children
3.Apply and critically evaluate the policies that underpin your role in the recognition of and response to child abuse.
4.Critically discuss the factors that inhibit and assist partnership working when safeguarding children suggesting how your profession’s effectiveness may be enhanced.
Please make sure all learning outcomes have been met.
In the opening paragraph refer directly to the aim of the assignment to focus the reader. Identify what you are going to cover in the order you intend to cover it in. This should constitute one paragraph. In the next paragraph introduce your topic by defining key terms. Remember quotations are useful but descriptive so do try to critically analyse and evaluate definitions to maximise your mark. Subsequent paragraphs in the introduction may be used to give relevant statistics or other elements of the background / context to your topic. A robust rationale may fit within the introduction or if you prefer, this may be presented in the main body of the assignment. When giving a rationale try to find policies and statements that support your rationale at global, national, professional and local levels and present them in that order moving from the macro to the micro. A good introduction usually constitutes around 10% of the word count.
Remember that the first paragraph relates to the first idea, topic, theme or sub theme that you said you would cover in your introduction. Each paragraph should cover an idea, topic, theme or sub theme that is relevant in some way to the title and assessment criteria. Try to keep to the order that you said you would cover in your introduction. Each paragraph should contain referenced critical discussion and should end with a statement that sums up what that discussion means in respect of the assessment criteria as they apply to the title. Don’t be afraid to use the words in the title and assessment criteria to demonstrate to those assessing your work that you are on track and answering the question. Avoid both very short and long rambling paragraphs which indicate a lack of critical discussion and unfocussed discussion respectively. It may be a good idea to work out roughly how many words you want to allocate to each criteria. You need to aim for a balance within your work but may feel that you can clearly evidence some criteria in fewer words than others. In order to pass the module you must clearly evidence each element of each assessment criteria at level HE6.
A good conclusion will succinctly describe what your assignment has covered (in the order you covered it in) and found (your findings are those summing up statements at the end of paragraphs). There should be no new material in the conclusion and it should not be necessary to reference anything. The conclusion should clearly link to the assignment title and should constitute around 10% of the total word count.
Secondary Research Level HE7 - It is expected that the Reference List will contain between twenty to forty sources. As a MINIMUM the Reference List should include three referenced academic journals and four academic books