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ECE360 - Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3:  Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Laskey
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Students must be enrolled in course E330

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Trimester 3 study pattern - via Cloud (online) with intensive classes, and

Trimester 1 study pattern - 3 hours  weekly campus mode (Tri 1 commences 2015)

Note:

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.

Content

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. 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;
  • Australian Early Childhood Association's 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 via child abuse prevention; policy, protocols and personal safety teaching.

Assessment

Task 1: Response to scenarios (or field based investigations of EC practice) relating to children's rights, ethical practice and safety, 40%, 1600 words

Task 2: Case study of child maltreatment, 50%, 2000 words

Task 3: Participation, 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$615$2452$2612

* 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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