ECI360 - Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 2016 Off Shore
Students must be enrolled in course E330A
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
In this unit, students will be introduced to relevant legislation, policies and practices essential to securing children's safety, with children's rights and professional ethics forming a conceptual framework in Australia and internationally. Child maltreatment and child protection will provide a major focus together with appropriate responses via policies, ethical practices, statutory requirements and preventive curriculum work. Attendant professional roles and obligations will be considered. Key topics include:
- Children's rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
- Code of Ethics/professional implications;
- Child maltreatment and its impact on child development, e.g. trauma and learning;
- Professional and legal responsibilities for notification and support;
- Types of child maltreatment, their dynamics, and availability of community resources;
- Indicators of the various types of child abuse;
- Supportive handling of disclosures of abuse, responding appropriately child abuse prevention; and
- Policy, protocols and personal safety teaching.
Task 1: Response to scenarios, 40%, 1600 words
Task 2: Case study of child maltreatment, 50%, 2000 words
Task 3: Online participation, 10%, 400 words