UNIT SW6 – INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION

Unit SW6
AQA UNIT AWARD SCHEME CODE NO: 79085
CENTRE NAME: BRENTWOOD SEXPLAINED LTD CENTRE NO: 83015

UNIT TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION

CURRICULUM AREA(S):
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – PERSONAL, SOCIAL & HEALTH EDUCATION

DATE OF VALIDATION: 17 June 2011

UNIT DESCRIPTION: This is a classroom and practice based unit using examples, role play, standard textbooks, professional publications from the Internet, tutor prepared handouts and worksheets to help the student acquire knowledge and understanding of the rights of a child, safeguarding children, vulnerable adults, mental capacity, the Fraser guidelines, the Gillick decision and local child protection procedures.

PROCEDURES FOR MAKING AND RECORDING ASSESSMENTS:
Assessed by the teacher through inspection (1,9-21) and observation (2-8).
All assessments recorded on an AQA Summary Sheet.

LEVEL: Level 3
NOTIONAL LEARNING TIME: 30 hours

OUTCOMES TO BE ACCREDITED

In successfully completing this unit the student will have

experienced
1. undertaking a pre-training assessment of own background knowledge;
2. watching a PowerPoint presentation about UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of a Child;
3. watching a PowerPoint presentation about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults;
4. watching a PowerPoint presentation about mental capacity;
5. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the Fraser guidelines;
6. watching a PowerPoint presentation about the Gillick decision;
7. watching a PowerPoint presentation about local child protection procedures;
8. taking part in group discussion about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults;

demonstrated the ability to
9. identify, access and explore recommended reading material and websites to find up-to-date information
about The Convention on the Rights of a Child, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, mental capacity,
the Fraser guidelines, the Gillick decision and local child protection procedures;
10. explain what the term child protection means;
11. explain what the term safeguarding means;
12. identify and explain at least three reasons why it is important to protect children;
13. explain what the term vulnerable adult means;
14. identify and explain at least three reasons why it is important to protect vulnerable adults;
15. explain what mental capacity means;
16. identify and explain at least three reasons why mental capacity is important;
17. explain your understanding of what the Fraser guidelines are;
18. explain when the Fraser guidelines are used;
19. explain your understanding of the Gillick competence;
20. identify and explain when the Gillick competency is used;
21. evaluate five case histories, deciding whether safeguarding procedures are required and if so, why and what they are.


EVIDENCE TO BE OFFERED
Student completed worksheets (1,9-21)
Teacher completed checklist (2-8)