Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5HD, United Kingdom

Working with Children, Young People and Families - Leeds Trinity University

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families? Working with Children, Young People and Families addresses the increasing demands faced by contemporary families, such as the effects of social media, poverty and changing family structures. You'll study aspects of child development, looking at how society understands the concept of family and the rights of children. You'll also look at the complex issue of safeguarding children, considering as a practitioner the current law and policy initiatives to understand how we can protect children. We'll explore the range of problems that families can face while children are growing up, examining not only the approaches needed to support and empower families, but also the range of skills and therapeutic interventions needed for families. You'll get the opportunity to explore your career options early in your degree when you complete two professional work placements in your first and second years. Working in a variety of child and family settings, you'll make the link between theory and practice and understand the importance of professionalism in the workplace. We'll also work with you to develop your research skills, showing you how to use research for professional settings and policy making. By the time you graduate, you'll have developed the key professional skills needed for assessing and intervening in children's lives and an understanding of the complexities of multi-agency working. **Placement opportunities** ​We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. You'll complete a five-week professional work placement in your first year and a six-week professional work placement in your second year. Our students have worked as family support workers, pastoral support workers and in secondary schools while on placements. They've also worked in children's centres, youth services, police domestic violence units and youth offending teams. **Graduate opportunities** You'll be prepared for a career in family support or children's centre work, or you could progress onto postgraduate study that could lead to a career in social work.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    6 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,LeedsUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250