Safeguarding Children module
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The University's new 'Safeguarding Children' module encourages you to utilise your learning in ways which have potential to improve the quality of services for children, young people and their families.

Established by the Social Work team in partnership with the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Plymouth Institute of Education, the module is one part of a wider 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) with the first cohort starting on 20 November 2015.

Module key features

  • Completed by self-directed study: you attend one study skills day at the beginning and then periodically meet with your tutor who will support you in planning your assignment. Your tutor will be a lecturer in either health, education or social care as appropriate to your needs
  • Provides evidence of your ability to study at your chosen level, to the wide range of potential employers with a ‘Safeguarding Children’ remit and to support any future application for further university study
  • Offered at both Level 6 and Level 7, and can be studied as a 'stand-alone' module enabling you to evidence recent University study in this critical area for either job applications or for applications for other University courses 
  • Is an optional module on the BSc (Hons) Health Studies course
  • Is located within the School of Health Professions within APP (Advanced Professional Practice) as part of the school postgraduate programme. The 'Safeguarding Children' module that is at M-level can be completed as a 'stand-alone' module or as an optional module on the MSc Advanced Professional Practice

The next cohort of students for this one term distance learning module (involving attendance at academic tutorials and one induction study skills day) begins on 8 February 2016.

Applicants working or planning to work in the health, education or social care sectors must attend (within an 18 month period prior to enrolling), a minimum of three taught days offered by Plymouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) or children’s safeguarding events (conferences/workshops) provided at Plymouth University.

Contact Jane Campbell-Baigre (details above) to apply or for further information. 

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