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ECP303 - Child Protection

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:L Laskey (G)
Contact hours:

3 hours per week; workshop

Note:

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.On campus version and study day subject to demand.

Content

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.

Assessment

A report about policy and practice of child protection at their school (or alternative community setting) (40%)  1500 to 2000 words.

 

A case study about child abuse identification, disclosure and notification (50%) 2000 words.

 

Class participation: Students will be expected to participate on a regular basis and to complete a small partner/team-based task to assist class-work either on-campus or via DSO (10%).

 

Assessment tasks will total 4000 words.

Prescribed texts

Briggs, F. & Hawkins, R., 1997 Child Protection, A Guide for Teachers and Child Care Professionals, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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