This new and unique Open College designed Child Protection and Welfare in ECCE Settings continuous personal development (CPD) course will highlight the importance of having a clear and detailed background knowledge about Child Protection and Welfare Issues of Children. It is essential to have this knowledge in order to protect the Children in your Care.
You as an Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioner play a central role in ensuring that the Children in your care are Happy, Healthy and Safe. It will provide a deep knowledge about Child Protection and promote the development of the Skill of Dealing with Child Protection Concerns when raised, in line with the Children’s First Act 2015.
Early Detection and/or Intervention can protect a Child from dangerous situations that they might be exposed to in relation to Abuse.
The course will further explore the Legislation relating to Child Protection and will allow learners to develop a Clear Knowledge of the Signs and Symptoms of the 4 main types of Abuse. The emphasis throughout this course is on learning to recognise the Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and then in turn learn the correct procedures for reporting any suspicions of Abuse or if a Disclosure is made by a Child.
It is essential to know how to react with a Disclosure when it is made. Correct Policies and Procedures must be in place in every Early Childhood Education and Care Setting to ensure each Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioner know the exact procedures to follow as they are listed in the Settings Child Protection Policy.
On completion of the course it is hoped the learner will have developed upon their existing skills and knowledge base, in order to confidently by able to have awareness of Child Protection and Welfare Issues and Support and from there, have a clear understanding of the importance of support, care and reporting to ensure the Safety of every Child is paramount.
Course documentation for this course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manuals, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Topics Covered Include:
Unit One: Legislation
Following this unit, the learner will gain an understanding of:
Unit Two: Definitions and Indicators of Child Abuse
Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:
Unit Three: Keeping Children Safe
Unit Four: Recognising and Responding to Concerns
Unit Five: Procedures to follow when a Child Protection Concern arises
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
The internal assessor will devise a portfolio brief that requires candidates to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the key learning outcomes.
Candidates will be required to present a comprehensive portfolio addressing the Importance of Knowledge and Awareness for Child Protection and Welfare and identification of Signs and Symptoms of Abuse to recognise a concern if one arises.
The portfolio will be assessed on the following:
Part A: Assignment – 50%
For each of the Five Case studies one to Five, the following Three questions must be answered:
Submit five separate Reflections, One for each of the Five case studies relating to the different types of Abuse.
Part B: Project – 50%
On Review of a Detailed Case Study of a Child Age 4, the following must be addressed:
This Child Protection & Welfare in course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.