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Child Safeguarding & Protection in Development Practice

Kimmage Development Studies Centre
Start date: 
11 Mar 2017
End date: 
06 May 2017

Course Aims

Targeted specifically at development professionals this distance education course in Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice will empower you to:

Become aware of the prevalence and nature of violence and abuse against children and the threat it poses to all development initiatives.
Understand the relationship between our attitudes to children and violence and abuse against children.
Appreciate children as full human rights holders and their right to be protected from harm.
Understand the tendency for people to be silent and passive when faced with situations of child abuse.
Appreciate the direct and indirect physical, emotional, behavioural, social and development costs of child abuse.
Understand best practice in relation to child protection policies, procedures and practices both in prevention of child abuse and in response to child abuse.
Appreciate the importance of children’s participation in empowering children in child protection practices.
Understand the process of developing, implementing and revising child protection policies, procedures and practices in any organisation.

About This Course

This course on understanding and implementing Child Safeguarding and Protection in Development Practice focuses specifically on:

The importance of child safeguarding and protection as a central part of all development work
International, national and mission organisations that are working in development practice – particularly those responsible for projects with and for children
Non-emergency development settings
International organisations that recruit and deploy expatriate staff

This eight week distance education course comprises of two modules. Each module contains two units of study.


Course Fee:



Type of learning: 
Child Protection Policy
Target professionals: 
NGO worker
social worker
Public education
Language(s) of the materials: 

This project is funded by: