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UED8012 Creating a protective environment for children

8W Teaching Period 6, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 June 2022


Enrolment is not permitted if EDU5325 has been previously completed


The existence of childhood maltreatment and the extent to which it occurs can be influenced by the society in which it is occurring. The broader context either increases the risk of harm for children or builds protective environments for them. While professionals in many workplaces have a direct role in creating child safety, this course will also examine how this issue can be tackled at a number of different levels.

This minicourse will help students identify and understand the range of ecological factors and contexts that influence the wellbeing and safety of a child. This knowledge will help students create an effective strategy to establish a protective environment.

Please be advised that this minicourse is made up of four parts please see EDU5325 for the full course specification.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. apply knowledge and understanding of societal impact and ecological factors contributing to child abuse and neglect to inform an effective analysis and strategy to create a child-safe environment (EDU5325 LO3)


Description Weighting(%)
1. The impact of child abuse and neglect 25.00
2. The environment’s impact on child abuse and neglect 25.00
3. Creating a protective environment for an individual 25.00
4. Creating a protective environment in an organisation 25.00
Date printed 29 June 2022