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ECP303 - Child Protection

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Offering information:

Quotas apply to the unit

Unit chair:

Claire Spicer





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class and 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.

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