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Certificate in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Responding to Adult Safeguarding

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 8
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Friday 26th January 2024

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

Course Summary

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

COURSE CANCELLED

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.

Dr. Annaleigh Margey (Head of Department, Department of Humanities)
Email: annaleigh.margey@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_HURAS_8
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 8
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €950
Starting Date Friday 26th January 2024
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Credits 10
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method Blended

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).