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Child Protection Summer School

Overview

This module is an opportunity to study the application of child protection via the Centre for Child Protection's innovative interactive simulations, inspired by a wide range of perspectives (e.g. from the family perspective, the view of the child, health and social care professionals). In this introductory module, the emphasis will be on looking at how to protect children in families and on social media. The topics will include (but not limited to):

  • Neglect
  • Emotional abuse
  • Working with children and young people
  • Online and face to face grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Radicalisation
  • Child Trafficking and families on the move across Europe 

Throughout the course the students will have the opportunity to work in groups and to use the CPD accredited interactive child protection simulations to develop their learning and promote discussion.

Also included are visits to Canterbury Cathedral, Whitstable and London.

The Child Protection Summer School is part of the University of Kent Summer School programme. It will allow you to make lasting connections with students from around the world, studying a range of subjects but sharing your own enthusiasm. International study will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of another culture, make lifelong friends from a wide variety of backgrounds and benefit from globally-renowned academic excellence.

Find out what our students think of the Summer Schools on our Summer School Blog.

For additional reasons to join us, visit our Canterbury Summer Schools overview.

Dates: Sunday 16 June - Sunday 30 June 2019

Providing School: International Centre for Child Protection

Campus: Canterbury

Credit Transfer Option:  Equivalent to 10 Credits (100 hours of study, ECTS 5) for transfer purposes.

Price: £1650 for two weeks. Includes tuition, visits to Canterbury Cathedral, Whitstable and London, accommodation, teaching materials, welcome meal, and full library access.

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this International Summer School course, you will:

Intended specific learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate systematic knowledge and a critical understanding of key aspects of the application of protecting children in the UK as well as a systematic understanding of the processes of grooming.
  • Demonstrate the ability to systematically explore a series of key themes in child protection from a range of perspectives
  • Critically reflect upon, evaluate and present child protection research and theories.

Intended generic learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate aptitude in independent and higher level study
  • Clearly apply academic skills such as critical analysis and research in relevant academic contexts as well as participating in academic discussion
  • Exercise self-directed study and time-management consistent with research skills and onward professional career opportunities

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Learning and teaching methods

This module will be taught by means of two hours of lectures and three hours of seminars/workshops on most days (allowing for visits), a total of 42 hours.

Lectures will introduce the main themes of the course and their academic theoretical approaches, along with key skills required at higher level study.

Workshops, which may include guided study sessions or guided visits, will allow students to further explore these themes, linking the literature, lecture content and students’ understanding, and apply key academic skills.

Students will also use under supervision the Centre for Child Protection simulations ‘Rosie2’ ‘Looking out for Lottie’ ‘Zak’ ‘Young Zak’  ‘Maryam and Joe Behind Closed Doors.’

42 hours contact time during the summer school
25 hours self-study before the summer school
33 study hours during the summer school

Total: 100 hours

Assessment

Assessment will be through a questionnaire format 'test' (15%) and coursework (85%), as follows:
A group oral presentation (with poster or power point slides) where each student’s contribution will be given a mark based on existing SSPSSR group presentation criteria.

Indicative Timetable

Indicative Timetable Week 1

Theme: Visiting a family at risk; meet Rosie and her family; assessment and direct work.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Welcome, registration

Introduction to the course and definitions of child abuse

AM

Lecture 1 Interactive session ‘Rosie 1’ The Simulation

Group work

AM

Lecture 2
Neglect

Group work

AM

Lecture 3
Direct work with children and young people

Group work

AM

Lecture 4
Decision time – outcomes for the children and the family

Group work

PM

Seminar 1
Why simulations in child protection

Group work

PM

Seminar 2

Critiquing the social worker

Group work

PM

Free time

PM

Seminar 3
Parental Assessments

Group work

PM

Seminar 4
Child Sexual Abuse

 

Group work

Indicative Timetable Week 2

Theme: Grooming, child sexual exploitation and radicalisation

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Lecture 1
Child trafficking and migration

AM

Lecture 2
The groomer perspective from ‘Looking out for Lottie’ simulation

Group work

AM

Lecture 3
Zak the Gamer – the reveal

 

Group work

AM

Lecture 4
Online grooming and radicalisation

 

Group work

AM

Presentation planning and support

Presentation assessment

PM

Seminar 1
Child Sexual Exploitation

Group work

PM

Seminar 2
Hate crime

Group work

PM

Free time

PM

Presentation planning and support

Group work

PM

Overview of the Summer School’s outcomes
Certificate awards

Entry Requirements for the Child Protection Summer School

The Summer Schools are primarily aimed at students currently studying at a University (Undergraduate or Postgraduate level); however, we also welcome applications from professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of Child Protection by undertaking a short course such as this.

Applicants will need to demonstrate an interest in social issues and social policy, and aptitude for the study of Child Protection and Online Safety. This is an introductory course looking at a variety of professional areas in child protection, not specifically social work.

Applicants will also need to be confident reading, writing and discussing in English to participate in the Summer School and will have at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill.

A reminder that you can apply for more than one Summer School, and also combine with our Paris and Brussels Summer Schools.

Fees

Without Accommodation

£1,400

With Accommodation included

£1,650

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Fees Include full tuition for the summer school, accommodation, teaching materials, a welcome meal, full access to the University library facilities. Also included are visits to Canterbury Cathedral, Whitstable and to London.

The final deadline for payment to secure your place on this course is Fri 31 May 2019

Scholarship Opportunities

We have 20 x £500 Internationalisation Scholarships available for the Canterbury Summer Schools available to students not currently studying at the University of Kent. If you wish to apply for a scholarship you will need to select 'School scholarship' at application and apply by Fri 03 May 2019. We will use your Reasons to study as part of the application form as the scholarship application. If you are a current student at another institution you may also wish to enquire about any mobility scholarships within your home institution or Government.

Refunds:

You must email summerschools@kent.ac.uk to notify us of your withdrawal from a course as soon as you know that you will not be attending the course and before travelling to the UK. We will charge a £250 administration fee, unless there are exceptional extenuating circumstances for the withdrawal.

Accommodation details

The accommodation for this summer school is based in Park Wood flats and is offered on a self-catered basis. Students will be placed in their own double rooms equipped with en suite facilities. Check-in is after 14h00 on the first Sunday and check-out is before 10h00 on the final Sunday. All students will be offered University accommodation (included in fee), although if you wish to make alternative arrangements you can pay tuition fees only, saving £250 per two-week course.

Additional details about our accommodation is available on our Accommodation webpage.

Course information:

Please note that in order for the course to run a minimum of 6 registered students is required. Please do not make arrangements for travel until you have received your welcome and induction pack.

Getting here

You will find useful directions to the Canterbury Campus on our Directions page. Students who wish to arrange a taxi transfer from one of the London airports may wish to visit our Booking a Taxi in the UK page.

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