Course taster

Unit summary

Having completed this unit, you should now be able to do the following:

You will have a better understanding of the legislative and procedure guidelines with regards to the protection of children. You have also been introduced to the changing societal emphasis on child protection and the politics that play into this.

Recap quiz

To recap your learning in this unit, answer the following questions:

  1. Who published the world's first international guide on 'Preventing Child Maltreatment'?
  2. What does 'UNICEF' stand for?
  3. What are UNICEF's programmes guided by?
  4. What is the UNCRC?
  5. What are some of the difficulties faced by the UNCRC?
  6. How would you define 'legislation'?
  7. Name two pieces of UK legislation applicable to child protection.
  8. What have you learnt from this unit?
  9. What would you like to learn more about?

Post your responses to these points in your Personal Journal (The link to the Personal Journal is not available in this course taster). Your tutor will read and may respond to your comments. Once you have recorded your answers, select the 'Check answers' drop-down for feedback.

Please note, not all answer will have feedback. For example questions 8 and 9 are personal reflections:

2. United Nations Children's Fund
4. Is an International treaty of rights which covers all children up to the age of 18 years old.
5. Tensions within it, very Western view of children
6. The process of making laws. The term legislation is used interchangeably with Acts of Parliament and Statutes to refer to primary sources of law'.
7. CA 1989, CA 2004, Education Act 2002, Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, Children and Social Work Act 2017