University of Sheffield
Professional Practice with Children and their Families
This course is for professionals from statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies. It is suitable for social workers, health visitors, doctors, nurses, CP liaison teachers and members of fostering and adoption teams. The course can help to: keep a clear focus on the needs of the child; make clear and defensible judgements; explore issues that relate to the job; work with professionals from other disciplines. There are compulsory seminars plus optional lectures, fieldwork and projects.
Students choose their own modules from: consolidation; working collaboratively to safeguard children; evidence-informed practice; direct work with children and their families; public law; private law; specialist practice; working with networks; supervision and safeguarding. Frontline management has optional modules: leadership and change management; managing people; managing resources and quality; enabling others. CPD: take any module as stand-alone course.
Assessment is by coursework, assignments, a dissertation, portfolio and group presentations. Direct observation of practice is also used to assess some assignments.
Funding may be available from some employers. You should ask your employer for further details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||September 2017||-||3 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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