30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module is designed to enable students to develop and demonstrate competent, critically reflective professional practice when working with children, their families and carers. It will draw on relevant legal guidance, statutory responsibilities, the Professional Capabilities Framework, Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS), and approaches to intervention where safeguarding children is at the fore. Professional practice will be developed in the context of risk, uncertainty, conflict and contradictions and with consideration of organisational and wider social settings.

Staff Contact: BURKE NICK
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK