Faculty of Health Sciences

Working with Families and Communities to Safeguard Children and Young People

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

Please select a level

What you'll study

Applications are now open for Level 7 study in January 2024.

This module for public health nurses and other community nurses and practitioners, addresses the need for these practitioners to have up to date knowledge of the theory and practice skills to be able to work safely to safeguard children and young people within the context of their families and communities.

The module will explore the following content:

  • The legal and policy context of safeguarding work with children, young people and families.
  • Theoretical understandings of childhood, youth and the family.
  • Working with and responding to the needs of vulnerable children, young people and families (Children with a disability, families experiencing domestic violence, families with substance misuse issues, lone parent families, young carers).
  • Working within a safeguarding context with Black and Minority Ethnic children, young people and families and the development of cultural competence.
  • Risk and the identification of vulnerability.
  • Core assessments for children, young people and their families, and planning for care using ecological/ public health approaches.
  • Inter-agency and partnership working to support children and young people within the context of family and community.
  • Therapeutic models for supporting vulnerable children, young people and families.

Starts in: Duration:
January 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Thursdays on campus (all day).

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

120 credits at level 5 for those wanting to study at level 6, and 120 credits at level 6 for those wanting to study at level 7.

Fees and funding

Level 6
£1,540 (per 20 credit module)

Level 7
Home: £1,285 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.

Apply now

  • Level 6 (currently closed)
  • Level 7 (open for study in January 2024)