LAWS H4R22 - Protection of Children & Vulnerable Persons

Module Title:Protection of Children & Vulnerable Persons
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: .Lectures to disseminate knowledge, practices and current thinking in the area of child and vulnerable adults 2.Small and large group discussion and debate to support the development of analytical and trans-formative and multi perspective thinking 3. E learning to facilitate students to engage with material at a range of times to suit their learning needs and schedules 4 self directed independent learning - to enable students build on their own autonomy, self assessment skills and competencies.
Module Aim: 1. Increase students awareness re issues pertaining to the protection of vulnerable people. 2 To actively explore with service users and their carers the potential benefits of managing risk positively. 3 The module aims to promote the effective identification, assessment and management of risk by Health and Social Care Support Services 4 To assist students to identify policy, procedures and practical tools for working to protect vulnerable people from abuse..
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 • To promote and support the safety and security of users of services, those who care for them and all those who may come into contact with them.
LO2 • To raise awareness of the role of risk assessment / management in the provision of evidence based care
LO3 • provide a coherent multi-agency framework which will establish a consistent approach to the processes of risk assessment, risk management and risk taking whatever the context and environment of care / support.
LO4 To promote the adoption by all staff of ‘defensible decisions’ rather than ‘defensive decisions’.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Family
Family Systems theory Development Theory Stress Theory Conflict theory Resilience theory
Practice concepts
Partnership approach to working with children and families Multicultural Approaches to working with families
Interventions, services and supports through the lifespan
Buckley’s assessment framework Whole family assessment Recognising and responding to intimate partner violence, child abuse Family support services/Tusla Parenting, meitheal, youth programmes
Child and Vulnerable adult protection
Legal Framework  National Guidelines for the Protection of Children  'Children First’ Childcare Act 1991  Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998  Freedom of Information Act 1997  Responsibilities of Carers, Teachers, Medical Professionals
Procedures for dealing with Disclosures of Abuse
Designated Liaison Person  How to recognise signs of abuse  Handling disclosures from children  Keeping track of records
Managing Self-Harm
Why do Young People Hurt Themselves? What risks are involved with self-harm? To help students understand the dynamics of self-harming behaviour To assist students in creating a safe & therapeutic living environments.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory