What Will You Study

This is a part-time postgraduate certificate that will enable you to enhance both your theoretical knowledge and skills base in child welfare practice. The course will introduce you to the very latest research for practice including child care and safeguarding discussions, new practice skills (especially in emerging technologies), best practice sharing, and knowledge exchange with service users.

Upon successful completion of the certificate you can choose to progress to the Masters in Child Welfare.

Core modules:

  • Advances in Child Protection: learning from Serious Case Reviews, common pitfalls in reasoning, investigative work and analysis, models of risk assessment, updates in safeguarding policy.
  • Strengths Based Approaches in Child Welfare: principles and practice skills, evidence base, family group conferencing, safety planning, new research.
  •  Social Pedagogy and Child Welfare: theoretical approaches in social pedagogy, research evidence, reflexivity and relationships in the residential space, developing pedagogic tools with children and young people.