Welcome to the University of Malta (UM)
Do you work, or wish to work, with children and young people?
Are you involved in education, sports, healthcare, social work, pastoral care, or voluntary work?
Do you have a specific responsibility in safeguarding?
If you’re young, young at heart, feel inspired and believe in social change, a career in youth work could help create the future – theirs and yours.
Safeguarding is becoming an increasingly important issue in our society. It refers to the promotion of welfare of youngsters to protect them from all kinds of harm, and to the action taken to enable the younger generations to have the best outcome in life.
Applications for the new Certificate in Safeguarding of Children and Young People are being accepted.
The Certificate in Safeguarding of Children and Young People is a joint project of the Faculty of Theology and the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.
It is offered on a part-time basis (evening) and spread over 1 year.
It includes a practicum that combines observation, fact-finding and reflection. Many of the sessions will be delivered online.
Topics covered during the course include standards and main areas of safeguarding, promotion of the welfare of children and young people, finding an effective response to any indicators of abuse, key principles of self-care, fundamental ethical and legal obligations for those working with children and young people.