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This unit is available for offer to non-Education students.
For students in Bachelor of Education (Primary) this unit is recommended as a 3rd year elective because prerequisite school experience and/or professional knowledge is desirable.
A quota applies to the off-campus mode of this unit.
This unit enables students to understand the nature and extent of child abuse within our society, develop plans for school based child protection, practise the application of knowledge about child abuse and the child protection system via case examples and demonstrate familiarity with community resources available to schools.
The unit focuses on the prevention, detection and notification of suspected child abuse and neglect. The role of schools in prevention programs, support of victims and notification requirements will be examined.
Students will complete a report about policy and practice of child protection at their school (or alternative community setting) (40%), and a case study about child abuse identification, disclosure and notification (50%). Some on-campus classes will be available. Assessment tasks will total 4000 words.
Class participation: Students will be expected to participate on a regular basis and to complete a small partner/team-based task to assist classwork either on-campus or via DSO (10%).
Briggs, F. & Hawkins, R., 1997 Child Protection, A Guide for Teachers and Child Care Professionals, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.
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