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Safeguarding Children - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

Why choose this course?

Course overview

This module is aimed at professionals who work with children particularly those of you working in early years, health, social care and education.

The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge that will help you to identify and fulfil your safeguarding responsibilities effectively. This is particularly important within the changing context of law, policy and service development. The module also aims to promote inter-professional understanding of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in the field of safeguarding children.

On completing the module you will have a critical understanding of: the concepts of safeguarding and protecting children; relevant concepts relating to the safeguarding and protecting of children; categories, indicators and explanations of abuse; the contexts and settings in which children need to be safeguarded and protected; current legal and policy context relevant to the safeguarding / child protection agenda; the factors inherent within accountable practice; the theoretical frameworks and models underpinning safeguarding / child protection work; and the roles and responsibilities of professionals and agencies.

You will also be able to identify the existing and prospective knowledge and skills needed to work in partnership with children, families, professionals and agencies. These are in-demand skills which can be drawn upon as your career progresses.

Course overview

This module is aimed at professionals who work with children particularly those of you working in early years, health, social care and education.

The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge that will help you to identify and fulfil your safeguarding responsibilities effectively. This is particularly important within the changing context of law, policy and service development. The module also aims to promote inter-professional understanding of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in the field of safeguarding children.

On completing the module you will have a critical understanding of: the concepts of safeguarding and protecting children; relevant concepts relating to the safeguarding and protecting of children; categories, indicators and explanations of abuse; the contexts and settings in which children need to be safeguarded and protected; current legal and policy context relevant to the safeguarding / child protection agenda; the factors inherent within accountable practice; the theoretical frameworks and models underpinning safeguarding / child protection work; and the roles and responsibilities of professionals and agencies.

You will also be able to identify the existing and prospective knowledge and skills needed to work in partnership with children, families, professionals and agencies. These are in-demand skills which can be drawn upon as your career progresses.

On completing the module you will have a critical understanding of: the concepts of safeguarding and protecting children; relevant concepts relating to the safeguarding and protecting of children; categories, indicators and explanations of abuse; the contexts and settings in which children need to be safeguarded and protected; current legal and policy context relevant to the safeguarding / child protection agenda; the factors inherent within accountable practice; the theoretical frameworks and models underpinning safeguarding / child protection work; and the roles and responsibilities of professionals and agencies.

You will also be able to identify the existing and prospective knowledge and skills needed to work in partnership with children, families, professionals and agencies. These are in-demand skills which can be drawn upon as your career progresses.

Professional recognition

Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) is currently underway.

Course overview

This module is aimed at professionals who work with children particularly those of you working in early years, health, social care and education.

The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge that will help you to identify and fulfil your safeguarding responsibilities effectively. This is particularly important within the changing context of law, policy and service development. The module also aims to promote inter-professional understanding of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working in the field of safeguarding children.

On completing the module you will have a critical understanding of: the concepts of safeguarding and protecting children; relevant concepts relating to the safeguarding and protecting of children; categories, indicators and explanations of abuse; the contexts and settings in which children need to be safeguarded and protected; current legal and policy context relevant to the safeguarding / child protection agenda; the factors inherent within accountable practice; the theoretical frameworks and models underpinning safeguarding / child protection work; and the roles and responsibilities of professionals and agencies.

You will also be able to identify the existing and prospective knowledge and skills needed to work in partnership with children, families, professionals and agencies. These are in-demand skills which can be drawn upon as your career progresses.

Award(s)Advanced Professional Development (20 credits at Level HE7)
Admissions (MCR) code0161-P
Mode of attendance Part-time: this course is available by daytime only or evening only teaching depending on the start date of the course.
Duration(s) 15 weeks
Start date(s) September
January
Entry requirementsMust have studied at HE6. Applicants must have an appropriate health and social care or other professional qualification eg registered nurse; assistant practitioner; allied health professional; paramedic, teacher, social worker.
Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
Location(s) This course is taught at the University of Bolton campus.

University of Bolton:
Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

Professional recognition

Mapping of the learning outcomes of this course against the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) is currently underway.

Fees, funding and finance information

There are no fees to display for this academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

There are no fees to display for the next academic year. Call +44 (0)1204 903951 for more information.

Contact us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Trish Houghton (Programme Leader)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903756

For further information and details of how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

Web: http://www.bolton.ac.uk

How to Apply

If your NHS organisation has agreed to fund your studies, please apply through the NHS Health Education North West CPD-apply system. Click the link below to visit the CPD-apply website and submit your application.
https://wsecure.wirral.nhs.uk/pqcpd/default.aspx

If you will be a self-funding student, please apply directly to the University. Please click the continue button below to begin the application process.

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