Leading Learning for Effective Safeguarding

Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy

College of Social Sciences


Code 21897

Level of study Masters Level

Credit value 20

Semester Full Term

Module description

This Module has been commissioned by Midlands Safeguarding Boards. Its purpose is to underpin the education and training process for effective Safeguarding in relation to Children, and Young People, their Families and Carers, in a wide range of settings. The Module focuses on preparing those leading the training and education process in designing and supporting the delivery of effective front-line training in relation to Safeguarding. The candidate group, therefore, is comprised of those supporting and guiding the training function, rather than solely delivering training. It also addresses key principles for the continued supporting of trainers¿ development. The module offers critical exploration of key policy and legal issues for effective Safeguarding, together with the tensions and opportunities posed by requirements for both partnership working and accountability.

On this basis, the module critically analyses principles for leading learning and training successfully, on the basis of core values for best practice in adult learning and group facilitation.
This Module was specifically offered at M level because its purpose is to encourage critical reflection on the issues which influence both effective safeguarding and education which supports this.

The module assessment will require candidates to demonstrate the capacity to critically reflect on these issues through both an individual presentation and written assignment.

Whilst this module has been commissioned as a stand-alone award, candidates will have the option to undertake other modules within the Diploma in Leadership and Management for Social Work, either on a stand - alone or combination basis.