Module Overview

Critical Perspectives on Social Care Provision

This module explores the context in which social care practice takes place. The aim of this module is to assist students’ appraisal of key issues in contemporary social care practice and examine the role of the social care worker in devising a response to these issues within a multi-agency context. As part of this module students will take part in a series of visits to relevant social care agencies. The agency visits allow students to become acquainted with work carried out within these organisations and to consider the different practice orientations therein.

Module Code

SSSC H4013

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Contemporary Issues and Debates within Social Care Practice and Policy

Identify and discuss current issues relevant to the sector, from both a national and international perspective.Key concepts of human rights, diversity, social justice and participation.

Theoretical basis for social care practice

To identify & integrate theoretical frameworks and practice models necessary to inform social care practice (evidence-informed practice, task-centered practice, reflective practice, solution focused, therapeutic work, ecological theory, systems theory, conflict theory).

Context of collaboration and teamwork within social care practice

Role of the social care worker in response to service user needs within a multi-agency context.Assist students understanding the importance of professional – service user relationships.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100