MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding (full- time) (-)

 


Buckinghamshire New University



MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding (full- time)



Course overview

Our MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding is now more relevant than ever, with recent changes in safeguarding legislation (i.e. the Care Act 2014), and the impact of high-profile enquiries, such as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham and Child Sexual Abuse. Offered on a full-time or part-time basis, it's ideal for professionals who want to improve their knowledge and practice when working with vulnerable people.

This unique, multi-disciplinary programme attracts working professionals in a range of areas and roles. Our postgraduate students include social workers, nurses and midwives, early years professionals, police officers, and doctors who want to become experts in safeguarding.

The course also appeals to analytical people who enjoy problem solving and want to add to research in this vital area. We attract graduates from a range of disciplines including sociology, psychology and education. Your peers will help you develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the safeguarding system.

What will this course cover?

Our teaching staff are experienced professionals and lead research in areas such as healthcare, social care, education and policing. As such, their teaching is wide-ranging and informed by best practice. We offer a wide range of optional modules including: disability, psychology, sociology, leadership/management, education, criminology and healthcare.

You can expect to:

  • learn how to facilitate positive change and best practice in safeguarding
  • learn the policy, research and practice settings for safeguarding work
  • understand social behaviour and experience
  • understand the social causes of abuse
  • learn to identify risk indicators
  • understand how to a be a socially responsible social scientist
  • develop critical analysis skills.

The dissertation element of the programme may take the form of a work-based project, which will allow you to actively combine a critical theoretical analysis with reflective project work. This can also be an extended review of the literature on a particular topic.


   


What are my career prospects

Safeguarding children and adults is an extremely rewarding career that makes a big difference in the lives of society's most vulnerable members. When you graduate from this course, you will be able to advance your current career, change careers into a role more specifically focused on safeguarding. You'll also be in the position to pursue further academic research.

After completing this course, you can expect to work in roles of increasing seniority within your profession, or to work for local authority Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults Boards. NHS Trusts/CCGs, local authorities, voluntary/charities and schools have specific roles for those qualified in safeguarding.

Bucks graduates have gone on to roles including:

  • Safeguarding Leads
  • Local Authority Designated Officer
  • Head of Safeguarding
  • Policy Adviser (Skills for Care)
  • NSPCC Research Officer
  • Policy Advisor for NGOs.

Some of our graduates choose to continue their education by completing a PhD. Continuing your education gives you the opportunity to develop your skills further and research your area of interest.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

The Safeguarding course will provide you with a strong skill set and the confidence to improve the quality of care and communication with vulnerable children and adults.

If you want to develop a career in safeguarding practice, this course will prepare you for job roles such as policy developer, researcher, team leader, programme manager or unit
manager in the NHS, local government and charities.


Course Details

Leading research

Our teaching team are leaders in their fields. They come from different professional backgrounds and are actively involved in research. At Bucks we have a strong reputation for conducting safeguarding research, evaluation and consultancy to a range of organisations and government bodies. Because of the multi- disciplinary nature of the teaching staff, you will finish the course with a strong understanding and wide- ranging knowledge of safeguarding.

We are currently the only university offering a MSc in safeguarding exploring both children and adult content, which gives you a broader basis for your research and future career path. We use current best evidence to inform your decision making, whether in policy or practice.

Some projects undertaken or led by our team are:

  • Service Improvement and Research Evaluation Project (SIREP)
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • Social Work Academy
  • Out of Hospital Workforce across Thames Valley
  • High Risk, Harder to Reach Young People - an evaluation of the protocol
  • BME children subject to a child protection plan or who are looked after (2006-2010).

Meet future employers

Bucks' Service Improvement Research and Evaluation Project (SIREP) enables our postgraduates to network with health and social care providers, who can help you develop your research topic in 'live' health or social care situations. By taking part in SIREP, you can meet and work with potential employers, as you talk to them about solutions to their organisational needs.

Flexible learning

Bucks offers flexible study spread over one or two years, allowing you to study full-time or part-time alongside employment. Whether you're training to build your skills in your current role or change your career path, this course ensures you can immediately apply your increased knowledge in a professional setting.

As well as support from your lecturers, who are experts in their field, you will also benefit from a range of guest speakers who provide specialised workshops that add to your knowledge. Their expertise and real world experience will inspire and emphasise how your qualification can be used to benefit others.



How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

  • Full Time Home and EU: £8,000 per year

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