MODULE TITLE : SAFEGUARDING, VIOLENCE AND HARM IN POLICY AND PRACTICE
MODULE CODE : WWU611
- MODULE SUMMARY
- CONTACT HOURS
- MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES
- LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
- METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
MODULE SUMMARY :
This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary concerns that have served to shape policy and practice. Students will explore current legislation and its implications for practice for all those working with the young and families exposed to violence and harm. Consideration will be given to the impact that abuse and harm can have on the lives of victims and their families. A clearer understanding will be gained of the different roles and responsibilities of those working in these areas.
CONTACT HOURS :
MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :
This module aims to:
- Give students an understanding of the different forms of abuse, neglect and harm that some children and adults experience in their day-to-day lives.
- Develop students’ ability to demonstrate how and why the policy and practice focus of these areas have changed over time.
- Critically evaluate how current legislation is likely to impact on safeguarding children and adults exposed to violence and harm.
- Explore the different roles and responsibilities that professionals undertake in working with victims and perpetrators and of the tensions and contradictions which can arise from this.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :
Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:
- Critique policy and practice examples balancing the needs of adults and children and between protection, rights and self-efficacy.
- Outline and critically analyse the content and intentions of relevant key legislation and guidance.
- Understand the forms that abuse and harm can take and their implications for victims, perpetrators and practitioners.
- Critically investigate and debate key issues facing practitioners working in these areas.
- Discuss and challenge misconceptions and stereotypes in this area with reference to literature and policy.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of wider cultural issues relating to harm and violence including perspectives from outside the UK.
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :
Component 1 - 40% Group Presentation (20 minutes, plus 5 minutes of questions)
Component 2 - 60% Essay (3000 words)