University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Integrated Practice with Children and their Families

This course is for professionals from statutory, voluntary and independent sector agencies. It's suitable for social workers, health visitors, doctors, nurses, CP liaison teachers and members of fostering and adoption teams. If you work in a residential, community, hospital or day care setting and you're involved in safeguarding and other statutory assessments, the course will enhance your capability. We'll help you to: Keep a clear focus on the needs of the child; Make clear and defensible judgements; Explore issues that relate to your job; Work with professionals from other disciplines.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree plus a professional qualification. Applicants should be working in a setting that supports their studies: parts of the course are assessed through direct work with children and their families or carers. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: integrated safeguarding; public law; out of home care; evidence-informed practice; child development and communication with children; parenting capacity; interventions to promote change; supervision and safeguarding.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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