Entry and Admissions
Online (no attendance)
Weekly online tutorials over 15 weeks (1 semester), plus self-directed study.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
This module is aimed at those who have a professional, practical or academic interest in safeguarding children in an international context.
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.
This module aims to provide students with opportunities to develop and advance their knowledge of practice and policy in safeguarding children and young people in an international context. It will allow students to consider the experiences of children in differing contexts, countries and continents.
The module will contribute to the continuing professional development of practitioners, academics and researchers in the field of safeguarding children and young people.
The module covers topics including:
- The contemporary context of safeguarding children in an international context
- The impact of parenting in adversity on the safeguarding of children
- Policy, guidance and practice in relation to assessment of need and risk
- Developing strategies for effective Inter-professional / multidisciplinary working
- Global perspectives on the notion of the vulnerable child
- Current international policy and government drivers – comparative international approaches
- Comparative international law including case law, global human rights, advocacy
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Learning Environment & Assessment:
This course is delivered online.
The assessment will be an essay.
Learning outcome & aims
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Critically appraise theories and evidence underpinning service development and practice for safeguarding children in an international setting
- Critically review current practice in light of evidence from research
- Demonstrate enhanced understanding and knowledge of improving effective inter-professional and multidisciplinary working in the interests of safeguarding children
- Critically analyse policy, guidance and practice in relation to assessment of need and risk
- Demonstrate critical reflection and enhanced knowledge of professional decision making and skills
- Demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding children in a comparative international context.
Industry links & professional accreditation
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.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
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Fees & Funding
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
2018/19: £880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU), 2019/20: £1,115 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
How to Apply
To apply to undertake this module as standalone under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD offering, 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
To apply to undertake the MSC Safeguarding in an International Context, please follow the instructions on the MSC webpage: /courses/msc_safeguarding_international_context.php