LAW H8013 - Legal Framework for Social Care

Full Title:Legal Framework for Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LAW H8013
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2012/13 ( February 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Define the sources of Irish Law that are particularly relevant to social care practice
  2. Explain the significance of the Constitutuional framework fof the 'Family' and the 'Child'
  3. Interpret the statutory framework for the registered social care worker.
  4. Apply the statutory framework for the welfare of children whose welfare is at risk and those who come into contact with the criminal justice system to the area of social care practice.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sources of Irish Law
The Constitutional framework for the 'Family' and 'Child'. Articles 42 and 42 A.The significance of legislation as a policy tool in the area of health and social care.
The statutory framework for the social care worker
The Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005. The significance of the code of conduct and ethics. Registration and disciplinary procedures. CORU. maintaining competence.
Standard setting and maintenance for the context in which health and social care is delivered
The Health Act 2007. The role of HIQA and the Inspector of Social Services, relationship as between the role of CORU and HIQA in the practice of social care.
The statutory framework for protecting the welfare of children at risk
The Childcare Act 1991, as amended. The role of the HSE. 'Children First' and best practice.
The statutory and administrative framework for the juvenile justice system
The Children Act 2001 as amended. The juvenile justice system and diversion programmes. The interaction of a child alleged to have committed a crime and the justice system.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test n/a 1,2 20.00 0 0 Week 7 0
Essay n/a 3,4 30.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Claire Hamilton 2012, Irish Social Work and Social Care Law, 1st Ed., All, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717152667]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jim Nestor 2011, An introduction to Irish Family Law, 4th Ed., All, Gill and Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149773]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory