Co-requisites: SCS6041

Aims/Description: This module provides opportunities for students to further develop skills in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in practice, with a particular focus on the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children. By focusing on the interface between children's and adults' services, students will consolidate and extend their existing skills in work with children and/or adults and partnership approaches to working with service users and colleagues from other disciplines. The module will consider contexts for safeguarding children and adults with particular reference to the impact of substance misuse, mental ill-health, domestic abuse, disability and older age risks and vulnerabilities on individuals and families. The module will also critically evaluate risk assessment in relation to child protection and adult protection and legislative frameworks and multi-disciplinary approaches to safeguarding adults and children.

Staff Contact: NORMAN ALLAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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