The child, Children's Service and The Law
Module code: EYS1013
Module leader: Wendy Bannerman
This module will provide students with a broad overview of current UK policy, legislation and provision for children and their families to underpin their practice and continuing education, particularly in this time of change and adaption. The module considers the social construction of childhood, historical development of current policy and legislation relating to children, young people and families. There will be an emphasis on family support, children's rights, educational entitlements, safeguarding children, multi agency working, equal opportunities and health and safety. The application of knowledge and understanding of policy and legislation in relation to public, private, voluntary and independent provision for children, young people and their families in the fields of family support, health, social care and safeguarding children and education are explored.
This module forms part of the BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth and offers students the opportunity to study a module in their specialised area alongside others with a similar interest. They will be particularly pertinent for support staff who are not necessarily directly associated with teaching and learning, but offer support within the Children's workforce and education establishments in roles such as Parent Support Advisors (PSAs) or Mentors.