The Centre for Child Protection

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Direct work with children: a 10 week online module (over 20 weeks)

The ability to understand children and young people’s experiences is crucial at both the assessment and intervention stage. Simply talking to them is neither sufficient nor effective in itself to fully grasp the ‘intentional state’ of their inner mind. Similarly, using a range of materials will not automatically open the door for them to express themselves.

You now have the opportunity to study an online 10 week module about this very important area of practice. The module has been developed at MA level by the Centre for Child Protection and upon successful completion of the module assessment, will be will be awarded 20 MA credits and will be officially accredited by the University of Kent. Its design adheres to the Centre’s approach to innovative learning through use of interactive materials and video lectures from experienced professionals in the field as well as other academically rigorous resources. Its online discussion forums create an effective learning environment for practitioners and managers who tend to come from a variety of child protection organisations, thereby amplifying what can be learnt about how we each carry out direct work, why we do it this way and how our organisations can support us in this endeavour.

‘Direct Work With Children’ (Module SO947):
Contact us for dates and how to register your place.
Study Day: To support participants and prepare for the module assignment, a study day will be held at Canterbury half way through the programme.
Entry Requirements: Before you register your interest in this module please note the below entry requirements for this module which will be requested from you once you press the ‘Register’ tab: An email from employers should be sent to Vanisha Jassal, Module Lecturer ( outlining that participants are employed by that organisation and are DBS checked. Preferably they should be working directly with children and/or young people.
Cost: £895 per person.

If you are interested and/or wish to discuss the module further, please contact Vanisha Jassal (Lecture and Tutor for Standalone Modules) at


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Last Updated: 20/05/2020