Short Title:Child Protection: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Services
Full Title:Child Protection: Policy and Practice in Early Childhood Services
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CHLD H4004
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:This module is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of child protection policies and procedures and the particular responsibilities of practitioners in the context of early childhood services. The module aims to develop an integrated knowledge of the structures and organisational systems involved in the long term management of child protection cases and to develop the student’s assessment, reflective and intervention skills in order to effectively respond to the needs of children at risk. A critical overview of early intervention and family support services will be provided with an emphasis on the primacy of the needs and the rights of the child.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically analyse and evaluate current child protection policies and procedures.
LO2 Investigate the historical, social and political context of child protection in Ireland.
LO3 Critically examine child protection practice in relation to early childhood care and education.
LO4 Demonstrate a critical perspective of early intervention and family support services.
LO5 Appraise the complexities and challenges of multidisciplinary interventions in child protection.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,4 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 2,3,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Buckley, H. 2003, Child Protection Work, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1843100754]
  • Buckley, H. 2002, Child Protection and Welfare, IPA Dublin [ISBN: 1902448731]
  • Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Pinkerton, J. 2000, Family Support, Jessica Kingsley Publishers [ISBN: 1853028509]
  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs 2011, Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Government Publications Dublin
  • Department of Health and Children 2002, Our duty to care : the principles of good practice for the protection of children & young people,, Government Publications Dublin
  • Featherstone, B., Morris, K., White, S. 2014, Re-imagining Child Protection, Policy Press [ISBN: 1447308018]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Bruce, M. and Whincup, H. 2010, Developing Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection, Child Abuse Review, 21, 190
  • Tsitsis, N., Chrysomallis, M., Kourkouta, L. 2013, Protection children from exploitation, Progress in Health Sciences, 3
  • Zhong, W. and Chen, L. 2014, Parent Awareness of Child Protection Is Important, Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 7 Mandatory