Core Module Information
Module title: Safeguarding and Public protection

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11150
Module leader: Sarah Rose
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module explores public protections within historical and comparative and global perspectives. The module examines the common principles of different forms of public protection, the socially constructed nature of abuse, and challenges the thresholds for the involvement of the State in private and family life. The module presents practitioner’s discipline-specific risk management and the tensions sometimes arising from differing priorities. The module takes a more complex approach to safeguarding and risk by addressing situations where people may be both vulnerable and present risks to others, and considers different models for professional responses, including the possibility for harm to be caused by professional intervention.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically explore vulnerability and related concepts in the context of the safeguarding and public protection agenda
LO2: Evaluate the extent to which legislation, policy, the codes of practice for social service workers and employers, and different professional practices contribute to reducing risk and improving outcomes for children and adults who are vulnerable
LO3: Examine safeguarding and public protection social work within historical and comparative perspectives including International contexts.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Rose
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will draw on a wide range of learning and teaching methods to allow you to evidence the learning outcomes (LO:1-3) and assist you in developing transferable skills. These methods will include, in this particular module a range of specialist guest speakers, individual presentations, serious case reviews (UK wide).

Vulnerability, and concepts of safeguarding and public protection will be explored (LO1). Underpinning the module, students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the extent in which legislation, policy, and the codes of practice for social workers contribute to reducing risk and improving outcomes (LO2).
Through Serious Case Reviews students will be given the opportunity to examine safeguarding and public protection in both, historical and contemporary context (LO3).

This module, underpinned by research-informed practice will incorporate critical discussion during taught lectures, analysis and critique of theoretical frameworks which will be applied to practice examples. Embedded in this module will be links to the SiSWE, social work values and consideration of ethically and culturally sensitive practice.

The formative assignment provides both you and us, as module leads, an opportunity to ensure you are on track with your understanding and appreciation of the module. The formative assignment forms the basis of the summative assessment and such, you will be provided with constructive feedback for the formative assignments to assist you with your final assessment.

Formative Assessment:
You will be required to design a draft plan of a 15 min presentation in relation to an issue with regards to safeguarding/public protection. You will share this with the class to gain feedback on your work.

Summative Assessment:
Using the work from your formative assessment, including feedback you will be required to present a live (recorded) 15 min presentation on safeguarding/public protection theme which will be supported with 1500 words commentary to be embedded in the notes of the PowerPoint presentation.
*Students will only normally be able to submit the summative assessment if they have attained a minimum of 80% attendance of the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 100 1, 2 & 3 7 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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