Taught course


Newman University · Newman University

Entry requirements

A relevant good honours degree.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Contemporary Issues in Safeguarding and Vulnerability (30 credits)
The module seeks to develop students understanding of the context in which safeguarding takes place and links this to debates around the appropriateness and effectiveness of policy and practice. In doing this students will explore concepts of vulnerability and risk and how they affect working practices as well as critically evaluating the current policy context. Assessment: A personal reflection on a critical incident related to safeguarding and a xxx word assignment critically evaluating policy and practice in relation to safeguarding.
Children’s Voices, Rights and Representations (30 credits)
This module seeks to develop student understandings of the historical, philosophical, sociological, legal and political perspectives surrounding children, childhood and youth. It will include an overview and critique of dominant perspectives both domestically and internationally, around children’s voices, rights and representations and use this as a basis for the evaluation of policy and practice issues.
Presentation based on a personal reflection related to Rights Awareness and a xxx word assignment critically evaluating policy and practice in relation to Children’s Rights.

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Graham Brotherton
0121 476 1181 x2344