This unit covers the context and issues relating to the safeguarding of Children and vulnerable adults in the Church. It will cover the issues relevant to providing a concrete framework to:
Unit code: DP2015C (Approved)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Describe the current context of safeguarding at a local and global level and the rights and dignity of children and the vulnerable to feel safe and protected.
Explain the nature and impact of abuse, its life-long impact, and the contributing risk factors.
Articulate the theological foundations of the care of the child and the vulnerable and make connections to the safeguarding requirements.
Identify and apply the reflective leadership practices required to understand the nature of power in ministry, and promote a culture of safety, prevention, inclusion and wellbeing which is transparent, collaborative, and accountable.
Identify pathways for appropriate intervention and response to disclosure and allegations of abuse and/or neglect .
Create policies for safeguarding in a relevant ministry context.
This unit forms part of a suite of three Pastoral Studies Units.
DP1001C/2001C Pastoral Studies 1: A Theory of Pastoral Practice
DP1002C/2002C Pastoral Studies 2: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Leadership
Learners will engage in intensive mode with lectures, workshops, facilitated peer discussion, electronic resources and online learning.
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Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 23 Jul, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-07-23 17:44:10 +1000