This 20 credit masters-level module will develop your knowledge and skills when working in a complex and changing professional environment, taking a systematic view of working in child welfare and safeguarding. You'll use critical case analysis and discussion to explore complex situations and creative responses in a number of challenging cases, from families to individual situations or even service delivery issues.
This module will increase your ability to critically use learning materials such as Serious Case Review reports and allow you to develop a professionally ‘curious’ and creative approach in your safeguarding work. You'll build on your confidence in working with professionals from other agencies to safeguard children and young people, including those cases where other agencies are involved (for example, the prison service) and develop skills in participating in and chairing multi-agency meetings, and particularly in incorporating and valuing the views and wishes of children and young people in these meetings.
You will complete the module with increased confidence in working directly with children and young people and use this to promote the welfare of those you work with in a range of settings.