Postgraduate Course: Handling Child Protection Issues with Confidence (CNST11077)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an advanced examination of child protection issues and challenges which face4 counsellors / therapists and other professionals in the course of their work. Students will develop their theoretical understanding of child protection as well as increasing confidence in handling child protection issues which may arise. There will be sustained focus throughout the course on developing skills in working with children, families and other professionals in relation to child protection matters.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- an advanced theoretical understanding of the effects of child abuse and neglect on child development and different areas of children's social lives
- the capacity to identify and respond to disclosures of child abuse and neglect according to child protection procedures within the Scottish legal framework.
developed confidence in handling child protection issues with an increased knowledge about the impact on the child / children and themselves as practitioners when disclosures are made.
- the capacity to consider cultural diversity in relation to the perception of and interventions in cases of child abuse and neglect
- the capacity to identify, analyse and evaluate the distinctive features of listening to children in cases of abuse and neglect and to prioritise their best interests.
- the capacity to work effectively with other professionals when a disclosure is made and when child protection procedures / concerns are ongoing.
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||Tuesdays - 10.00 to 4.00pm on 13th, 20th and 27th May 2014
|Course organiser||Mr Seamus Prior
Tel: (0131 6)51 6599
|Course secretary||Miss Sue Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 6671