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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1080 Safeguarding Children - Family Support and Child Abuse

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Nathan Loynes
Email: N.Loynes@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The concept of child protection creates many feelings of anxiety and concern. The death of Victoria Climbie and the subsequent Laming report has once again placed the need to protect children at the top of the political agenda.This module explores the nature of the context of policy and practice in family support and child protection. The tensions between family support and child protection approaches will be explored and students will be encouraged to reflect on the difficult balance between the two approaches. These issues will be explored in the context of the legal and regulatory framework of family support and child protection.The module will be based on a critical awareness of research findings in relation to child abuse, child protection and family support. The difficult dilemmas facing professionals in 'working together' will be explored. For further information contact the module leader.

Objectives

On completion of the module, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the context of policy and practice in family support and child protection;
2. explore the tensions between family support and child protection approaches;
3. demonstrate awareness of the legal and regulatory framework of family support and child protection;
4. demonstrate a critical awareness of research findings in relation to child abuse, child protection and family support;
5. assess the issues facing professionals in 'working together';
6. analyse the causes of child abuse;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the implications of child abuse and child protection for the community.
8. demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and cultural issues associated with child protection.

Syllabus

The module explores the nature of the context of policy and practice in family support and child protection. The tensions between family support and child protection approaches will be explored and students will be encouraged to reflect on the difficult balance between the two approaches. These issues will be explored in the context of the legal and regulatory framework of family support and child protection.

The module will be based on a critical awareness of research findings in relation to child abuse, child protection and family support. The difficult dilemmas facing professionals in 'working together' will be explored.
-Opportunity to draw on ongoing work experience and to apply and test learning in the work setting.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar112.0022.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Seminar preparation, 108 hours
- Assessment preparation, 70 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Seminar contributions
- First piece of assessed work.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQOnline MCQ on the law and family support50.00
Written WorkAn initial assessment of needs and risks for a case study family 2,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/10/2016

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