Recognising the increasingly high-profile nature of child
protection issues requiring an integrated multi-agency service response, the
course is aimed at practitioners working in health, police, social work,
education and voluntary sector settings.
Candidates should normally have a degree, although those with significant practice experience will be considered for entry. All applicants must be able to draw from current practice experience in order to meet the programme’s assessment requirements. If required the Programme Leader would be happy to discuss this aspect with prospective applicants prior to submitting an application.
The course has been developed in
the context of contemporary policy
and practice developments relating
to child protection and well-being in
Scotland. You will have the opportunity
to critically explore theoretical
frameworks, research, and practice
issues across professional and
disciplinary boundaries in a multiagency
while developing a child-centred
perspective in addressing the
protection of children and young
people. Delivered on a part-time
basis over one year, the course adopts
a blended learning approach, utilising
open learning workbooks supported
by twelve study days at the University’s
Paisley or Hamilton campuses.
The course consists of three modules:
- Child Protection in Context
- Protecting Children
- Child Protection Practice
Graduates will be equipped to take on specialist child protection roles or be promoted to senior child protection roles within their agencies such as nurse consultant, social work team manager, child protection lead officer or child protection advisor. Graduates could continue their studies towards obtaining the MSc Vulnerability.