• Study mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Fifteen Weeks
  • Start Date: January 2020

Course Overview

Credits: 30 credits at Level 7.

This course is ideal for established professionals in a range of professions including nursing, health visiting, midwifery, social work, education and early years, police, psychotherapy, medicine, and outreach/engagement work.

You will normally have a relevant undergraduate degree, have experience of working in a relevant professional (or strategic) role, and be able demonstrate an ability to study at Masters level.

What will this course cover?

This module comprises a portion of the MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding, but is also offered as a stand-alone module. By undertaking this module solely, you will be co-located with students undertaking the entire course.

This module is designed to enable you to undertake a critical analysis of practice in both child protection and adult safeguarding. It uses a flexible approach, with an expectation that you will be able to 'tailor' the assessments to your specific area of practice or role.

Course content includes looking at:

  • policy changes and context for safeguarding
  • involvement with involuntary service users
  • intersectionalities of vulnerabilities
  • theories of public sector management
  • decision-making in safeguarding
  • communication skills with vulnerable individuals
  • service user rights
  • risk and rights - how they intersect and interplay.

Funding: we work with a number of organisations that are able to fund professionals to undertake this course. Please contact us for further information if interested.

Course Details


How much does it cost

Part Time Home and EU 2019/20: £1,500

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

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