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Child Protection & Welfare in ECCE Settings – New

259.00

  • Course Fee: New Launch Offer – Only: €259
  • Award: Certificate in Child Protection & Welfare from The Open College.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported by our fully qualified Early Childhood Care & Education Tutors.
  • 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.
  • Course fee includes all documentation, lecturing, assessments, learner registration and certification fees. No other fees to pay.

 

Course Description

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.

 

Aims/Objectives:

  1. To assist the learner to gain knowledge of the Legislation relating to Child Protection and Welfare in Ireland
  2. To support the learner in developing their knowledge of the Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
  3. To ensure you have a clear knowledge of the indicators of Child Abuse in ECCE Settings.
  4. To enable the learner to gain knowledge of the Child Protection Policy in their Early Childhood Education and Care Setting, therefore being able to assess a Child Abuse Concern or Disclosure, implement the procedures and report any Concern of Child Abuse which may occur in their setting following the correct procedures.
  5. To facilitate the learner to recognise and respond to concerns they may have – how to deal with the Disclosure correctly and ensuring they understand the importance of the Designated Liaison Person.
  6. To develop learner’s knowledge of Recording and Reporting Procedures, recognising the importance of confidentiality at all times.

 

Who should study this course?

  1. This course is suitable for all Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioners.
  2. People studying existing QQI Childcare Courses.
  3. Those working in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector
  4. Or those who wish to gain additional certification for working with Children in the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector.

 

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.

 

 

Course Details

 

Topics Covered Include:

Unit One: Legislation

Following this unit, the learner will gain an understanding of:

  • History of Legislation to Ensure Children are living Safe and Happy Lives
  • United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child 1989
  • Childcare Act 1991
  • Children’s First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 1999,2011
  • Our Duty to Care 2002
  • Children’s First Act 2015
  • PPRCAA 1998, Children’s Act 2001, National Vetting Bureau Act 2012.

 

Unit Two: Definitions and Indicators of Child Abuse

Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:

  • The Role and responsibility of the ECEC Practitioner in recognising Child Abuse
  • Signs and Symptoms of Neglect, how might it be seen in an ECEC Setting
  • Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Abuse, how might it be seen in an ECEC Setting
  • Signs and Symptoms of Physical Abuse, how might it be seen in an ECEC Setting
  • Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse, how might it be seen in an ECEC Setting
  • Signs and Symptoms of Bullying.

 

Unit Three: Keeping Children Safe

Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:

  • Keeping Children Safe – Our Duty to Care,2002
  • Child Protection and Welfare Documents
  • Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016
  • Siolta, the National Quality Framework, 2006
  • Aistear, the National Curriculum Framework, 2009
  • Children’s First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011
  • Children Protection Policy in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings.

 

Unit Four: Recognising and Responding to Concerns 

Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:

Recognising Abuse

  • Considering the Possibility
  • Looking for Signs and Symptoms
  • Responding and Recording a Disclosure of Abuse
  • Supporting the Child after the Abuse Disclosure
  • Talk to the Designated Liaison Person – Who is the Designated Liaison Person
  • Requirements for Documents within an Early Childhood Education and Care Setting.

 

Unit Five: Procedures to follow when a Child Protection Concern arises

Following this unit, the learner will gain understanding of:

  • Procedures to follow when a Child Protection Concern Arises
  • Information Required when making a Report
  • Awareness of the Standard Report Form.

 

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:

  • Level 4 Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.

 

Assessment:

 

Portfolio 100%:

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:

  • Reflect on your Feelings on this situation described in the case study?
  • Note down what would your initial Concerns be for the child would be?
  • How do your findings compare to Children’s First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011?

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:

  • Critically Analyse this Child as discussed in the Case study in relation to the Children’s First Document 2011.
  • Identify the areas of Abuse, the child is being exposed to.
  • Discuss the Signs and Symptoms of the types of Abuse that the Child is being exposed to.
  • Discuss how each Domain of the Child’s Development – Physical, Intellectual, Language, Emotional and Social Development are being effected by the different types of Abuse the Child is experiencing.
  • Put Forward Recommendations for the Child and his parents to help resolve some of the issues which have arisen in recent months.
  • Devise a plan for the Child to help improve his situation.

 

 

Accreditation

  • Following completion of your course assignments you will receive a Certificate in Child Protection & Welfare in ECCE Settings from The Open College.
   

Location & Dates

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.

 

 

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