Develop the enhanced knowledge and skills you need to proactively safeguard children and young people. Gain a deeper understanding of the explanations and effects of child abuse, identify risk-taking behaviour, and learn preventive strategies for working with children, young people and their families.
Children and young people are affected by abuse in different ways, depending on the culture and location of their society. This course will enable you to deconstruct explanations for child abuse and safeguarding, and to critically reflect on your findings.
You’ll deepen your understanding of the relevant issues as well as exploring personal reflections relating to children and young people, providing professional insights into current policy and procedure.
You’ll develop your ability to critically evaluate your knowledge, skills and current practice, and learn to take a more proactive and innovative stance when promoting the safeguarding of children and young people.
You’ll be assessed via a 6,000-word essay in which you’ll explore the contemporary theories, perspectives, government and legal policy, and interventions surrounding safeguarding children.
You'll have some experience of working with children, young people and/or families, as you'll use a case scenario from your practice during assessment.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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