Core Module Information
Module title: Safeguarding within a Public Protection Agenda

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

Module code: NMS11166
Module leader: Lindsey Robb
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module will enable you to develop an understanding of what public protection might mean, now and in the future. Approaches to safeguarding individuals, groups and communities will be explored in the context of this agenda that seeks to respond to a growing societal concern at a time of economic constraint. It reflects the growing awareness of the nature of vulnerability across the lifespan and will give you an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to enable you to contribute effectively towards the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Inter-agency working with vulnerable individuals and families forms a key element of the module and there is considerable scrutiny of professional roles and responsibilities and exploration into the principles of effective interagency working. You will explore risk assessment and its management within a range of settings. The module is underpinned throughout with evidence from research and child and adult abuse inquiries, and reflects current legislative and policy frameworks. It explores the tensions between the rehabilitation of perpetrators back into the community and the need for public protection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically explore vulnerability and related concepts in the context of the public protection agenda
LO2: Evaluate the extent to which legislation and policy have the potential to support and safeguard individuals and communities
LO3: Critically appraise knowledge and skills required to support those in need of protection, with reference to relevant current initiatives
LO4: Critically analyse research which underpins practice in the field of public protection

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11166 Safeguarding within a Public Protection Agenda