The Care Act (2014) requires a different engagement with adult safeguarding. Students undertaking this module will benefit from an opportunity to explore the changing nature of practice as a result of the law, alongside strengthening their understanding and ability to adopt a person centred approach in safeguarding situations.
A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Five direct teaching days plus self-directed time required to complete assessment.
SCHOOL: School of Social Work, Care and Community
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: April (bespoke options for group bookings available)
This module is aimed at individuals working with adults in social work or social care.
All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.
The module leader, Ali Gardner, has trained over 300 social workers and allied professionals in this area since the implementation of The Care Act (2014) and can share her expertise and experience from providers across the region.
The module focuses on the new legislative duties guiding practice as a result of the Care Act (2014) and supports students to develop legal and ethical literacy in the application of the new law.
This module focuses on safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of vulnerable adults and the new legislative duties guiding practice in these areas as a result of the Care Act (2014). The module aims to provide students with opportunities to develop and advance their knowledge of practice, legislation and policy in safeguarding adults. The module will examine the complex social and ethical processes involved in the construction of vulnerability and risk.
The module covers topics including:
20 Credit Module at Level 7
UCLan Preston Campus
4,000 word assignment to be completed four weeks after the completion of teaching. Students will be notified of the assessment deadline prior to enrolment.
Ali Gardner, Module Leader
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
The School of Social Work Care and Community has worked closely with some of the key local statutory and independent employers in the development of this module. The learning from this module can be used to requirements for continuing professional development and continuing education.
Under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD portfolio, this module can be completed as standalone or towards one of the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development and Practice
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice with Adults
Masters in Professional Development and Practice
Masters in Social Pedagogy Leadership
For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.
Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408
This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.