This module will explore safeguarding and child protection including the necessary skills, values and attributes to be a successful professional working with a range of children’s services.
You will build on your previous learning by focusing on the roles and responsibilities of professionals in a safeguarding context. This will include key legislation, policy and evaluate processes that exist to support children who have or are likely to suffer significant harm. You will consider discrimination, which affects individual children, young people and families.
The teaching and learning methods applied within the module will model professional skills when working with babies, children, young people, and families in addition to the skills necessary to be a successful student within Higher Education. Students will participate in a case conference role-play to apply learning from the module and based on this experience will contribute to an assessed group seminar to reflect on their learning.
To summarise this module will support students to explore the following:
- Why the voice of the child is essential to all safeguarding and child protection practice;
- What the thresholds are in practice for social work intervention;
- What procedures, policies and legislation are followed when safeguarding children and families?
- What are Section 47 Investigations?
- How to assess risk and protective factors when working with families;
- The roles and responsibilities of professionals in an Initial Child Protection Case Conference and to reflect on this experience in an assessed group seminar.