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Safeguarding children and families in complex and challenging situations

Key information

Course Leader: Theresa Titchener

Level: 7

Credits: 30

Mode of delivery: blended learning

School: Health & Social Work

Available places: 40


  • 25/01/2024

Fees and Funding


The price quoted above is per 30 credits and relates to students assessed as UK/home self-funded for fee purposes. Prices may differ for students that are assessed as EU/Overseas. Fees status will normally stay with the student for the remainder of their course. Here you can find further details along with, costs and when your fees need to be paid. You may be able to obtain a Post Graduate student loan, for which you must sign up for the whole MSc programme and not just individual modules or a Post Graduate Diploma, further details can be found at Master’s Loan

Entry Requirements

You should be a qualified health care professional currently working in an appropriate area of practice.   

Normally students may enter Level 7 study having completed a qualification at Level 6, which is equivalent to an undergraduate degree.


Course Overview

This module will enable practitioners working in community settings to develop the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals and families in complex and challenging situations. Policies and procedures related to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults will be evaluated, and practitioners will consider their role in relation to effective safeguarding practice. Approaches to multiagency and multi-professional collaboration in a community environment will be critically examined.

The aims of the module are to:

  • Develop a deep and critical understanding of the impact of complex and challenging situations on children and families.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of current national and local policies and procedures relating to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
  • Demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding of the legal, ethical and professional challenges of delivering a service for vulnerable children and families.


Coursework 1, 100%

Coursework (Pass/Fail)

A safeguarding report