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Nursing - Child Protection & Welfare

You will lean to critically evaluate the principles underlying child protection and welfare issues.

Aim of Course
The main aim of the programme is to equip the Registered Nurse with specialist knowledge and skills enabling them to function effectively as healthcare providers within the area of Child Protection and Welfare. The knowledge gained will be evidence-based and aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Course Content

• Review and assess evidenced-based information including legislative documentation.

• Critically evaluate the principles underlying child protection and welfare issues.

• Critically review and evaluate on appropriate Child Protection/Welfare Policies and strategies.

• Critically review the appropriateness and effectiveness of reporting child welfare/ protection concerns.

• Critically appraise the clinical, legal and ethical issues in relation to Child Protection and Welfare.

• Demonstrate the critical skills necessary for effective communication within the interdisciplinary and interagency teams.Ensure that professional accountability is maintained in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of healthcare.

Entry requirements

Up-to-date registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


1 Semester

1 Orientation Day with the remainder of the programme delivered through eLearning.

Careers or further progression

This is a continuous professional development opportunity and should as such enhance career prospects.

Further enquiries

Ms Caroline McLoughlin
Phone 0906468131 or

+353 (0)90 648 3050

Course fee

Course Fee
On Application

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