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Studying working with children, families, and communities


Faculty: Health, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Allied Health and Social Care
Course: Working with Children Families and Communities BA (Hons)
Category: Social sciences and social care

29 November 2022

I’m Nay, a first year student currently studying WCFC at ARU. I discovered this course after studying mental health nursing last year but decided that the course wasn’t for me and that WCFC better suited my needs and my interests.

This course attracted me due to wanting to work with young people and their families in more of a community setting rather than being a nurse in a hospital and so far, I have been thoroughly enjoying the course. The line of career I am looking into when I graduate is being a safe guarder in secondary schools and this degree will give me the knowledge and capability to move towards this goal.

On this course, we look into the history of childhood, different theories that have developed on childhood over the years, safeguarding in children, different roles played in a child’s life and so many more subjects. One of the highlights so far from the course is that we have had the opportunity to complete a safeguarding award with the NSPCC that the university have funded for us, which has enhanced my knowledge and understanding as well as opening up more opportunities for me. I’m looking forward to studying our mental health module as this is something that really interests me and is another key factor that drew me into this course.

The lecturers for this course have been so supportive of our studies, whether it’s answering questions, organising 1-1’s to support our needs, providing feedback on work, tutorials, or assignment support. I can’t fault them for the help they have given which has made studying less stressful knowing that there’s help available should we need it.

Studying working with children, families and communities is a decision that I am glad I made and I’m looking forward to continuing with this course and coming closer to my future goal.


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