CP201 Principles and Practices in Child Protection
Learning Outcome Assessed:
A. Prepare a case to present to the Children’s Court or other tribunals according to child protection legislation, principles and practices
B. Describe the principles of legislation to an area of child protection practice or management
C. Describe child protection guidelines to an area of child protection practice or management
D. Describe the major models of support
E. Relate current theories of child development to child protection practice
F. Relate current theories of attachment to child protection practice
G. Relate current trauma theory to child protection practice
Write an essay on an area of child protection practice and management that identifies underpinning child protection guidelines and principles of legislation.
Choose an area of practice mentioned above and explore the statutory child protection process (consists of 5 phases. They are: - 1) Intake, 2) Investigation, 3) Protective intervention, 4) Protective order and 5) Closure); for each phase explore the underpinning legislation, principles and practice framework that is the Best interests case practice model that provides the foundation for case practice in child protection. The model includes interconnected stages of professional practice, which is child focussed and family sensitive. The interconnected stages include:
• information gathering
• analysis and planning
• reviewing outcomes.