20 credits at level HE5
Understand and appreciate the wider world of the child in their familiy as related to differing cultures
Acquire a practical understanding of current political, legal and legislative frameworks that may be applied to caring for children and their families in the 0-3 years age group
Develop an up to date understanding of child protection issues and all associated practices and proceedures
An examination of all aspects of care and support for children 0-3 in a variety of settings from hospital, home, daycare to a wider neighbourhood context
Theoretical perspectives of the holistic developmental stages of children 0-3years
The relevance of effective working partnerships with parents/carers
The relevance of multi-professional intersectoral collaboration in working with babies, children and families
An awareness of circumstances that make babies and children prone to abuse
Role of professionals who are involved with children and babies who have been abused or are at risk of abuse
An awareness of current legislation to protect children i.e. The Children's Act 1989, Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 1997 and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Roles and functions of Social Services, Area Child Protection Commitee and function of case multidisciplinary case conferences.
Teaching:This will involve a variety of methods including lectures,group seminars, tutorials, case studies, guest speakers, guided learning private study and field work within employment. Of 200 student hours devoted to to this module, 60 will be guided learning.
Essay of 2,000 words applying theoretical perspectives to aspects of the 0-3 child - patterns of care within both the hospital and family setting, emergent developmental patterns and the relevance of professional intersectoral collaboration in order to support families.
Portfolio eveidence that reflects knowledge of current child protection legislation in the 0-3 child and relevant policies that are related to the student's area of employment.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have developed knowledge of care within hospital and family settings.||Essay evidence of what constitutes effective care of children in differing settings|
|2.||Identification of the professional support needed in order to faciliate good care||Essay evidence that identifies professional help required in order to support effective care of children in differing settings|
|3.||Identification of the holistic development of the child||Essay evidence to demonstrate knowledge of the holistic development of the 0-3 child|
|4.||Have acquired a sound working knowledge of socal policy and legislation relevant to the care and protection of children||Have provided work via portfolio evidence that has demonstrated the evaluation of relevant Child Protection legislation and policies and how this may inform practice|
|5.||Understand the roles of professionals and agencies and multi agencies i.e. Social services||Provide evidence via portfolio documentation of the roles of professionals in implementing legislation and policies|
|6.||Have demonstrated the ability to reconise symptoms of all common types of abuse in the 0-3 child||Have provided work via portfolio evidence, that shows ability to reconise signs of abuse|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Allcock, C (2000) An Introduction to Social policy. Harlow: Prentice Hall
Bee, H (1997) The Developing Child. London:Harper and Row
Child Abuse www.questia.com
Gibson, C et al (2001) Point of Law: The Children Act Explained. Grimsby: The Stationary Office.
Hill, M (ed) (1999) Effective Ways of Working with Children and their Famalies. London: Jussica Kingsley
Jones, K (2000) Understanding Social policy. Oxford: Blackwells
Owen, H Pritchard, J Eds (1993) Good Practice in Child Protection. A Manual for professionals: London: Jessica Kingsley
Wyse, D , Hawtin, A (2000) Children: A Multi-Professinal Perspective. London: Arnold
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