This unit is designed to enhance knowledge and skills to support practice in safeguarding adults and children at risk of harm. Students will be able to critically examine and evaluate sources of knowledge and evidence used to inform professionals’ risk and decision making when safeguarding adults and children.
Applicants willl be registered Health and Social Care Professionals or from allied professions (i.e. police, education) working in care and support roles.
This unit will refer to the contemporary theory, research, policy, guidance and legislation which supports their practice.
Students will critically examine professional, organisational, social and cultural contexts of practice. They will critically reflect on the management of risk and extend knowledge of self and power when engaging with ‘vulnerable’ adults and children and families and apply this understanding to practice.
Students will receive structured opportunities for critical reflection within a well-resourced and research-informed learning community.
The course will consist of online blended learning and teaching methods, seminars, case studies, guided discussion and debates, student presentations, tutorial support and online resources provided through Bournemouth University’s virtual learning environment.
This course requires 100% attendance.
Applicants will be:
By the end of the module practitioners will have developed their knowledge and skills and be able to: