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This module critically examines contemporary childhood from an international perspective with a particular focus on children's experiences of harm in society.The module offers students an opportunity to understand the legal and policy contexts of child protection and safeguarding work. The module explores explanatory models for understanding child maltreatment, along with evidence of the signs and symptoms of significant harm to children, including incidence and prevalence rates. Students will be required to critically appraise international research evidence on the risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect. Child protection interventions and responses to child maltreatment will be debated in relation to social and cultural contexts.
This module is for those who form part of the SCPHN programme.
If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.Students must be from a respective healthcare background and have support from the clinical manager to undertake this module of study.Applications are made online via the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences application portal.