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FSIN714 – Te Whakaruruhau /Care and Protection

Module code
Module title
Te Whakaruruhau /Care and Protection
This module outlines a child care and protection framework for practitioners to develop, articulate and apply in an interdisciplinary context
  • FA0802
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Critically examine the impacts of care and protection issues and practice on self.
2.Evaluate the social work and counselling role in child protection.
3.Critically analyse care and protection theory and practice frameworks, including legislation and interdisciplinary approaches.
4.Critically examine child protection social work and counselling in the context of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi and bicultural practice principles for child protection social work and counselling.
5.Critically analyse and discuss social issues that compromise child wellbeing and concepts of child abuse from a local and global perspective, including the risks faced by children in the care of the state.
6.Critically analyse the concept of risk and its application to child protection social work and counselling.
-Global view of Care and Protection
-International perspectives
-Policy at agency level
-Policy at national level
-Cultural issues
-Legal process
-Fostering/adoption/state intervention
-Protective environment
-Care and Protection Practice frameworks
-Types of abuse
-Types of risk
-Risk Indicators
-Risk Assessment
-Signs of safety
-Signs of abuse
-Practice skills & models
-Conversation skills with children/family
-Evidential interviews
-Safety Plans
-Child development/physiology
-Child behaviour
-Attachment theory/issues
-Intervention types and models
-Mandatory reporting
-Professional resilience
-Self-care for professionals in the field Supervision
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Te Tu Whakaako/Teaching Learning Methods
-Online research
-Practice Accounts
-Inquiry based activities
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated into the assessment tasks. To pass this module all assessments must be submitted and an overall pass mark of 50 is required. Students must also meet all the requirements of the competency based assessment tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement based tasks.

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