Domestic Violence Child Protection:Training for Child Protection & Welfare Practitioners - Micro-credential

Trinity College Dublin

Domestic Violence Child Protection:Training for Child Protection & Welfare Practitioners - Micro-credential

Who is this Micro-credential for?

• This Micro-Credential is a collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and Mason, Hayes and Curran LLP.
• This micro-credential is offered to a wide range of health, social care and policing professionals working around child protection and welfare.
• It would also be relevant to other professionals, advocates and activists engaged in child protection and welfare, or aspiring to work in these areas.

Why should I take this Micro-credential?

• This micro credential will offer an innovative and unique learning opportunity where learners are firstly engaged with the evidence base on domestic violence and abuse and its implications for children and families.
• Secondly, learners are simultaneously engaged with the process of applying this learning to relevant case material they would confront in their practice with reference to the current Irish Legal Framework

Subjects taught

The course includes six sessions:

• Session 1: Understanding how children live with domestic violence: exploring definitions, prevalence and impact.
• Session 2: Understanding domestic violence as an abusive context for children: considering impact through a developmental lens.
• Session 3: Unpacking the impact of and implications for parenting practices and capacity when domestic violence and abuse is present in families.
• Session 4: When separation is not a ‘vaccine’ against domestic violence: post-separation contact and the continued abuse of children.
• Session 5: Understanding the legal framework for domestic violence and child protection
• Session 6: State intervention for children living with domestic violence

Entry requirements

A level 8 Degree.
Relevant career experience. This experience should amount to at least 3 years in the role. A C.V. must be uploaded with the application detailing employment history

Application dates

Closing Date 8th January 2024/14th August 2024


6 weeks

How will this Micro-credential be delivered?
• Fully Online, delivered asynchronously with the exception of two full-day sessions (6 hours x 2).
• The module consists of six work packages, released on a weekly basis to participants, one a week for six weeks, with an additional four weeks allowed for participants to complete all assessed component parts.

Enrolment dates

There are two intakes per year: September and January
Next Intake 29th January 2024

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    Part time

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