ECI360 - Critical Issues in Safety and Child Protection
2015 unit information
Trimester 1: Off Shore
Trimester 2: Off Shore
|Unit chair:||L Laskey|
Students must be enrolled in course E331
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
Students are also required to attend 4 hours per day for 5 days.
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