Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young people

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The aim of this programme is to facilitate the student to gain deepening subject knowledge and skills to enable them to formulate innovative proposals, confidently develop practice and provide leadership within an inter-agency framework.

The programme emphasises the inter-professional perspective of safeguarding children and young people aiming to provide a more specialised and advanced education which addresses local, national and international issues.  This will be achieved within a framework of current research, legislation and contemporary policy thus enabling the student to critically appraise the evidence base for their own and others practice.

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The aim of this programme is to facilitate the student to gain deepening subject knowledge and skills to enable them to formulate innovative proposals, confidently develop practice and provide leadership within an inter-agency framework.

The programme emphasises the inter-professional perspective of safeguarding children and young people aiming to provide a more specialised and advanced education which addresses local, national and international issues.  This will be achieved within a framework of current research, legislation and contemporary policy thus enabling the student to critically appraise the evidence base for their own and others practice.

To attain an MA in Safeguarding Children and Young People, students must complete courses to the value of 180 credits. If students do not wish to complete the full MA, there will be step off points at the end of year 1 (Post Graduate Certificate) and year 2 (Post Graduate Diploma).

Content

Year 1 Core Course:

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People: Concepts for Practice (30 Credits)
  • Protecting Vulnerable Children and Young People with Complex Needs (15 Credits)

PLUS one option from:

  • Child Protection Law (15 credits)
  • Domestic Abuse (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Research and Development (30 Credits)
  • Critical Decisions in Child Care (30 Credits)

Year 3

  • Independent Work Based Learning Project (60 Credits)

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