This course is designed to improve your understanding of safeguarding and the complexities of working in this challenging field.
This course draws upon critical, liberal, feminist and human rights perspectives, while being firmly rooted in practice elements within the sector. Throughout the programme there will be an emphasis on work-based projects connected to your place of employment (or purported/desired place of employment).
You will be encouraged to develop an ecological understanding of social behaviour and experience, which focuses less on individual factors than other perspectives and, instead, draws attention to the social causes of abuse and identification of risk indicators.
Content is influenced by the areas of expertise of the lecturing staff in the social work, policing and community health teams and covers a range of optional areas of study including disability, victimisation and health.
Stage one (PGCert)
• Comparative Safeguarding Studies
• Critical Practice in Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding.
Stage two (PGDip)
• Research Methods
Optional modules (one from the following)
• Understanding Violence and Victims
• Understanding the Changing World
• Disability, Citizenship and Society
• Psychosocial Perspectives on Health
• Perspectives of Childhood
• Contemporary Issues in Childhood
• Challenges in childhood
• Public Policy
• Governance in Public Service
• Leading Teams in Multi-agency Settings
• Individuals and Communities.
Stage three (MSc) – one from the following
• Empirical Dissertation
• Problem-based Dissertation
• Publishable Dissertation.
This programme is designed to be flexible, with blended-learning methods being used on some of the modules.
For Fee information see our course page below.