Child Wellbeing and Child Protection (SCWK5008)


This unit addresses the range of factors from poverty to positive parenting that contributes to safe, healthy and happy childhoods. This means addressing sociological and psychological aspects of childhood and current international and Australian literature. This unit of study introduces students to the theories and definitions of child abuse and neglect as well as the psychological and social consequence of child abuse and neglect. Within this unit emphasis is given to the ethical and legal responsibilities of practitioners as mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect.

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24 hrs in block mode


in class essay (10%); group presentation (35%); 3000wd child protection assessment report (40%) and participation statement (15%)

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