Certificate in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Responding to Adult Safeguarding
Three great reasons to consider this course
- Continuing your professional development in this ever evolving field
- Develop, and enhance, specialist knowledge in safeguarding
- Support safe practice in safeguarding in your field of work
This one-semester programme aims to introduce students to multidisciplinary approaches to understanding and responding to adult safeguarding. Students will study safeguarding from multiple perspectives, including the current context of adult safeguarding in Ireland; legal and policy frameworks; theories and concepts that guide safeguarding practices; and safeguarding within specific practice contexts. This will include opportunities for detailed discussion of case scenarios to aid critically reflective practice. The programme will be delivered in blended mode, with some days on campus in Dundalk and some work undertaken online.
Important notice about this course
Safeguarding has been a core element of health and social care development Ireland since the 1970s. In the intervening years, legislation, child protection guidelines, inspection services, academic qualification standards and professional registration and regulation, have underpinned significant developments in the field. Safeguarding is now the duty of all in society, with recent focus turning to the need for more understanding of adult safeguarding.
This course explores the various approaches and responses to Adult Safeguarding in Ireland. This includes a detailed study of the current landscape of safeguarding law, policy and practice in Ireland, with a focus on existing practice, case history and future developments. The programme aims to produce graduates with a critical awareness and understanding of safeguarding within professional practice. This practice may include sectors such as, but not limited to, social care, social work, nursing, youth work, sport, finance, voluntary organisations and healthcare.
Students will study one 10 ECTS module 'Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Responding to Adult Safeguarding'.
The content of this module includes:
- Introduction to the current context of adult safeguarding in Ireland;
- Legal and policy frameworks;
- Theories and concepts that guide safeguarding practices;
- Safeguarding within specific practice contexts.
This programme will be delivered over the course of one semester, with classes taking place mainly on campus one day per week.
A detailed delivery schedule will be provided at the start of the programme indicating both on-campus on and online weeks.
Graduates of this programme will have the skills to support them in understanding and responding to adult safeguarding in a wide variety of workplaces, including TUSLA, HSE, Residential care centres, disability services, including day services, residential care, respite services and supported-learning environments, mental health services, migrant services, hospitals, nursing homes, detention centres, banks and financial institutions, sports organisations and youth work organisations.
Course fee is €950 payable in 2 instalments as follows:
- Instalment 1: €100 (non-refundable) is payable to confirm your acceptance of a course place.
- Instalment 2: €850 is payable by the end of February.
Applicants must normally hold a Level 7 degree, or above.
For candidates who do not meet the above entry criteria but have considerable relevant experience, the DkIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy and procedures may be applied.
This programme is designed to provide social care workers, social workers, medical staff, An Garda Siochana, financial planners, policy developers, youth workers, sports industry employees, amongst others, with an understanding of the current landscape of safeguarding law, policy and practice in Ireland.
|Flexible & Professional
|Friday 26th January 2024
|School of Business & Humanities
|Dundalk Institute of Technology