You will learn about best practice with adults and children and families, while engaging with areas such as mental health, disability, adoption and fostering, substance misuse, young offenders, and domestic violence.
30 credits This module is a practice placement of seventy days, undertaken in an agency within the statutory or voluntary sector.
The module begins by exploring power, inequality and diversity within society, encouraging students to consider their own social location and its different intersections. This shifts to exploring personal and professional values and ethics as learning progresses.
The focus is on developing a greater awareness of one's values in situations where there are ethical dilemmas to resolve.
Kingston University will pay for your professional student membership of the British Association of Social Workers during your degree.
You will gain a foundation in ethics, diversity, psychology, sociology, social policy and law for social work practice.
Legal and policy frameworks are central to an understanding of the role of professionals in making judgements and decisions affecting the lives of people who use social work services.
The module will introduce students to key concepts for understanding the significance of law and policy for social work, drawing on historical perspectives and highlighting important areas of law and policy for contemporary practice.
Students will be provided with relevant learning opportunities and supported and supervised by practice learning staff.
By the end of their placement, students will be expected to evidence their practice against the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) at the standard required for students at the end of their first placement.