Course Description

Course Name

Parents, Professionals and the Balance of Power

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: formative essay on partnership (1000 words), summative poster presentation with peer feedback [50%], summative essay on a chosen aspect of partnership deriving from the poster (1000 words) [50%] [all elements are required and both summative components must be passed]
This module explores current legislation concerning the need for professionals to build an effective working relationship with parents. If the welfare of the child, who is at the centre, is to remain paramount, parents should be valued as people with a contribution to make. At a time when little or no training is available for working with parents, it is important that students gain an informed understanding of the challenge of maintaining a balance of power between parents and professionals and to address issues such as cultural diversity and support systems.

*Course content subject to change