Child Rights and Child Law Short Course for Health and Allied Professionals

This accredited five-day short course provides cutting-edge education in child rights and child law for health and allied professionals - including training on consent to medical treatment and the reporting of child abuse and neglect as outlined in the new Children’s Act and amendments to the Sexual Offences Act.
The course is targeted at doctors, nurses, educators and allied professionals who are responsible for child health at all levels of the health care system. It carries 30 CPD ethics points for professionals registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and 40 CPD points for social workers registered with the SA Council for Social Service Professions.
Aims and objectives

The course aims to build a network of health and allied professionals interested in promoting children’s rights and sharing best practice, and will: • deepen your understanding of child rights and child law in South Africa; • enable you to apply this understanding in your daily practice; • enable you to advocate for children’s health both within and outside the health care system.

A series of six modules examine:
1. The relationship between child health and children’s rights
2. Child rights principles and provisions in international and South African law
3. Laws, policies and programmes that give effect to children’s rights in South Africa
4. Making children’s rights a reality: in individual practice
5. Making children’s rights a reality: within the health care system
6. Making children’s rights a reality: addressing the social determinants of health.
Course fees The total course fee is R4500 per student which includes the 5 days of training, course materials and on-going access to all course materials and further readings via an online learning website. We can offer a fee rebate to a limited number of nurses, who can apply for a reduced fee of R3000 by writing a short letter of motivation.  We will supply tea and coffee, but students will need to bring their own food or purchase lunch and other refreshments from the student/staff canteen. Students from outside of Cape Town will need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Application process
Please complete the application form and return it to Zerina Matthews by e-mail or fax 021 650 1460.
The deadline for applications is 15 August 2018,  and the deadline for nurses wishing to apply for a fee rebate is Monday 30 July 2018.
Once your application has been accepted we will send you the details for payment. Please note that your place on the course will only be secured once we have received proof of payment from you or your institution. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to pass the invitation on to colleagues who you think would be interested.

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 - 14:30 to Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - 14:30
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