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ECP303 - Child Protection

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

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ECP703

Contact hours:

3 hours per week; seminar

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 Cloud (online) mode of this unit.

Campus modeversion 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 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

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