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Partnership Working in Safeguarding Children & Young People (NRT105)

This module introduces students to the latest theoretical perspectives on child maltreatment and the evidence-base underpinning safe working practices to safeguard children and young people. Students will be introduced to the principles underpinning multi-professional working and will explore the dynamics of partnership working in this field of practice. The module examines the nature of risk faced by some children and the complex dynamics involved in partnership working to safeguard children. The module will facilitate understanding of key theoretical concepts pertaining to child welfare and illustrate how contemporary research and policy drives practice development in safeguarding children and young people practice.

On completion of the module students are expected to be able to:

• critically explore the challenges and opportunities of safeguarding children and young people
• critically analyse current child welfare policy in safeguarding children and young people
• critically reflect on theoretical, professional, inter-professional, interagency, ethical and legal principles underpinning the effective safeguarding of children and young people
• demonstrate critical appraisal of the evidence base of safeguarding children and young people and evaluate the practice implications

Session Content
The module runs for twelve weeks and consists of six taught and six online-learning days.  A ‘blended’ approach to learning is used where key theories are examined during taught sessions and online learning activities are then designed to further develop students’ knowledge and understanding.   A combination of learning and teaching methods will be utilised including lectures, guided reading activities, seminar discussions, online activities and discussion forums, ‘problem-based’ case-study work, and NSPCC learning activities.   

Module leader

Mrs Judy Cousins

Position:Lecturer/Director of Student Experience and Academic Standards
Mrs Judy Cousins
Telephone: +44 (029) 2091 7818Extension: 7818


Module Dates 2014-2015:

Spring Term - week commencing 5 January 2015

5 12 19 26 January 2015; 2 9 16 23 February; 2 9 16 23 March

Module code         NRT105

Credits                  30

Level  7