The purpose of this one credit national certificate unit is to give candidates the knowledge and understanding of a child's right and entitlement to protection from abuse and exploitation. The candidate will explore the broad issue of rights and also specific children's rights. This will lead candidates to explore the nature of child protection, including the categories and signs and indicators of child abuse. Candidates will also evaluate means that can be used to protect children from abuse and exploitation with particular emphasis on equipping children to assert their right to protection from abuse and exploitation. The age range of the child will be birth to twelve years.
It is expected that candidates will have a clear understanding of the principles of child development.
The unit comprises three outcomes, the assessment for which is closed book and must be undertaken at college:
1 Explain the importance of children's rights and entitlements in protecting them from abuse and exploitation.
2 Explain issues relating to child protection.
3 Evaluate ways of equipping children to assert their right to protection from abuse and exploitation
SQA Unit Number: DM5J12
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