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Caring for Vulnerable Children

Monday 28 October 2019

Our successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) helps you explore and develop an understanding of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.

In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging.

Now in its 11th run, almost 69,000 people, from 163 countries have taken part so far. Follow snapshots of Billy's story, where the theory is linked to the reality of the world.

In this free online course, we'll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task. We’ll consider: 

  • What we mean by risk and vulnerability
  • How we define parenting
  • How children grow and develop
  • How we can provide children with security through meaningful relationships and attachments
You'll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and how some approaches can help you to resist risk-averse thinking. You'll consider different possible interventions and how, in Scotland, this is managed within the Children's Hearing System.

Who should take this course?

It’s suitable for anyone who may come into contact with children who are vulnerable, such as:

  • Children’s Panel members
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Foster carers
  • Childminders
  • Social care workers
  • Those considering, going through, or have already adopted a child
  • Anyone with an interest in this area

No special software is required and the course is accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

The Caring for Vulnerable Children MOOC is delivered through FutureLearn in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and CELCIS.

The course is run over six weeks, and you can choose where and when you learn.

Interested? Find out how FutureLearn courses work

Event details

Cost: FREE
Location: Online
Starts: Monday 28 October 2019
Time required: Four hours a week
Duration: Six weeks

Contact Organiser


Contact Sarah:

sarah.anthony@strath.ac.uk

0141 444 8517

Contact us

University of Strathclyde, Curran Building, Level 6
94 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0LG
0141 444 8500
celcis@strath.ac.uk

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