EDSC603 - Safeguarding Childhood: Perspectives From Law and Welfare
This unit focuses comprehensively on legal and welfare issues that underpin contemporary policies, practices and challenges within the realm of safeguarding children in institutional contexts, particularly schools, both locally and globally. The context of law in Australia and internationally is investigated in relation to wellbeing and safety of children and young people. The theoretical framing of law and welfare issues will be explained and the implications for policy made evident. A critique of current policy/policies and implications for practitioners will be central to this unit, with a specific focus on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.