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Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice

Course Fee: €600
Course Duration: 8 weeks


Course Aims

Targeted specifically at development professionals this distance education course in Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice will empower you to:

  • Become aware of the prevalence and nature of violence and abuse against children and the threat it poses to all development initiatives.
  • Understand the relationship between our attitudes to children and violence and abuse against children.
  • Appreciate children as full human rights holders and their right to be protected from harm.
  • Understand the tendency for people to be silent and passive when faced with situations of child abuse.
  • Appreciate the direct and indirect physical, emotional, behavioural, social and development costs of child abuse.
  • Understand best practice in relation to child protection policies, procedures and practices both in prevention of child abuse and in response to child abuse.
  • Appreciate the importance of children’s participation in empowering children in child protection practices.
  • Understand the process of developing, implementing and revising child protection policies, procedures and practices in any organisation.

About This Course

This course on understanding and implementing Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice focuses specifically on:

  • The importance of child safeguarding and protection as a central part of all development work
  • International, national and mission organisations that are working in development practice – particularly those responsible for projects with and for children
  • Non-emergency development settings
  • International organisations that recruit and deploy expatriate staff

 

This eight week distance education course comprises two modules. Each module contains two units of study.

Module 1: Establishing the Need for Child Safeguarding and Protection

Unit 1: Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Work

Unit 2: Child Abuse and Children’s Rights

This module aims to:

  • Establish the necessity for child safeguarding and protection policies, procedures and practices in development organisations
  • Explore the importance of childhood in different cultural contexts
  • Introduce children’s rights and UN Convention on Rights of the Child
  • Investigate the tendency for people to be silent and passive when faced with situations of child abuse

Participants will learn:

  • Definitions of child abuse and how child abuse and neglect can affect the whole life of a person
  • How children’s rights shape and inform child protection policies and practices
  • The vital importance of having systems and procedures in place to safeguard and protect children
  • Our obligation to respond and act whenever or wherever child abuse is reported or suspected

Module 2: Putting Child Safeguarding and Protection into Practice

Unit 3: Child Safeguarding and Protection Policies and Procedures

Unit 4: Child Safeguarding and Protection and Participation

This module aims to:

  • Define essential child safeguarding and protection standards for all organisations
  • Present how child safeguarding and protection policies and procedures can be developed and implemented
  • Propose and suggest different practices that will encourage child safeguarding and protection
  • Demonstrate how child participation within child safeguarding and protection procedures can enhance child safeguarding and protection practices

Participants will learn:

  • How to establish organisational child safeguarding and protection standards
  • How child safeguarding and protection policies and procedures can be developed or enhanced in your organisation
  • Best practice in dealing with reports of child abuse
  • Ways in which children can be included with child safeguarding and protection measures

Applying

Course fee: €600

The course fee covers registration, access to course content and support materials, dedicated tutor support for the duration of the course, and certificate of completion (subject to meeting all course requirements).

See our events calendar for the next Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice.

For further information, please contact: Capacity Development Services (01) 4064424 or cds@kimmagedsc.ie.

 

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