Higher level short course on safeguarding and child protection

5th May 2011 10:09am - Return to press releases

Photo. Alison Gray.jpgA new short course to prepare people for a job working with children and vulnerable adults will begin at East Riding College this month.
Bitesize: Safeguarding and Child Protection is a six-week  level four course (A-levels are level three) starting at the College's Beverley campus on Wednesday, May 18, from 1pm to 4pm.
It will give participants a thorough grounding in the essential concepts of safeguarding and child protection and is aimed at people who are preparing for or already have a job working with children and vulnerable adults or who are planning to do a foundation degree or degree in this area. People who successfully complete the course will earn 10 university credits which are validated by the University of Hull and which will give extra weight to an application to study at university.

Assistant director Alison Gray (pictured) said: "This course can really help you prepare for working or studying in this sector. Our helpful and encouraging tutors will be on hand to support you every step of the way."

The course will look at the following key points: Child protection issues - changes at community level ; social changes, parenting styles; different types of abuse, including bullying and harassment; legislation relevant to safeguarding; predisposing factors; strategies to support families where abuse of a child is suspected; development of concepts - protection to safeguarding; multi-agency working; and advocacy and empowerment.
The course is free to existing East Riding College students and £75 to all others. To book a place or for further information please call Katy Murdock on 01482 306696 or email katy.murdock@ eastridingcollege.ac.uk

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For more information about this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk