Ealth and social care Understanding Abuse


A 2000 word policy document review will be produced whereby the student evaluates the instance of abuse relating to children. The strengths and weaknesses of the legislation and policy within must be analysed, and an explanation of how key professionals are involved in the protection of children must be included. The report must give recommendations for future improvement.


(Lecturer a please insert guidance for students here. Please link the task(s) to the five common assessment criteria overleaf)

Write a coherent and structured report which follows given guidelines
Identify and discuss current policy and legislation in relation to protection from abuse.

Analyse strengths and weaknesses of current legislation and policy

Consider professional involvement in reduction and protection of abuse

Write a conclusion to the assignment which gives logical and realistic recommendations for improvement

Correct and appropriate referencing and a bibliography are required. Aim to demonstrate wide reading of academically sound sources


NOTE: The guidance offered below is linked to the five common assessment criteria overleaf.

1. Research-informed Literature
Your work must be informed and supported by scholarly material that is relevant to and focused on the task(s) set. You should provide evidence that you have accessed a wide range of sources, which may be academic, governmental and industrial; these sources may include academic journal articles, textbooks, current news articles, organisational documents, and websites. You should consider the credibility of your sources; academic journals are normally highly credible sources while websites require careful consideration/selection and should be used sparingly. Any sources you use should be current and up-to-date, mostly published within the last five years or so, though seminal/important works in the field may be older. You must provide evidence of your research/own reading throughout your work, using in-text citations in the main body of your work and a reference list that is alphabetical at the end of your work. Please use the Harvard referencing system.

Specific to this assignment: (lecturer to complete)

2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
Your work must demonstrate the growing extent of your knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the subject area. Knowledge relates to the facts, information and skills you have acquired through your learning. You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This means that you need to select and include in your work the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set. You should be able to explain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding. Your mark/grade

Referencing Requirements: