Children's Rights and Legal Frameworks (X3231)

30 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module aims to provide a foundation in key legal and policy frameworks affecting work with children and young people in a broad range of contexts. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will be used to structure the module giving a strong focus on the global reach of children's rights and legal frameworks. Example of the construction and consequences of children's rights and legal frameworks will be drawn from national (UK) and international contexts. These will be considered from historical, cultural, political and social perspectives. This module is complemented by the course on Inter-professional Practice in Year 2 which explores these issues at practice level.


100%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 256 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: