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ECP303 - Child Protection

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Laskey




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 hours per week; seminar


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 Cloud (online) mode of this unit.

Campus modeversion and study day subject to demand.


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.


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 by campus mode or via CloudDeakin (10%).

Assessment tasks will total 4000 words.

Prescribed texts

Briggs, F (2012), Child Protection, the essential guide for teachers and other professionals whose work involves children, Docklands, JoJo Publishing.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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