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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Identify and support the abused child 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117504  Identify and support the abused child 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Ancillary Health Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-09-18  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
260558  Identify and refer an abused person  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for health workers who may come across abused children in the course of their work.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe and identify the various forms and symptoms of child abuse;
  • Facilitate disclosure and reporting of child abuse; and
  • Provide support to the abused child. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation for this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • The ability to communicate in the language of the community 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    For award of this unit standard, learners are required to identify the possibility of child abuse through observed cases at clinic level. Support is to be provided under supervision.

    Assessment of this unit standard may include observed role-play on facilitating disclosure, testimonies from co-workers who mentor the learner, and a portfolio of evidence, which includes a case that has been assigned to the learner, with all the relevant documentation 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and identify the various forms and symptoms of child abuse. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Descriptions of various forms of child abuse are consistent with prevailing literature and highlight the spectrum of forms of abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Descriptions outline the different ways in which child abuse is typically presented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Descriptions of symptoms are consistent with prevailing literature and links are made between symptoms and possible forms of abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possibility of child abuse is identified in terms of presenting symptoms and possible form/s of abuse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate disclosure and reporting of child abuse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disclosure is facilitated in a non-threatening manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Disclosure is facilitated according to established protocols and upholds current legislation pertaining to Child Care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The timing of disclosure and reporting is appropriate to the situation and promotes the well-being of the child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Abuse is reported to the relevant authorities according to established procedures, using appropriate documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide support to the abused child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Referrals are made where necessary and to the appropriate resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Referrals are made in relation to clearly identified needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Support is provided in an ongoing and holistic manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nature of the support provided is in keeping with the identified needs, and makes effective use of identified resources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Support is provided in line with established protocols and current legislation pertaining to Child Care. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Forms and symptoms of child abuse;
  • Current legislation pertaining to Child Care;
  • Protocols for reporting abuse. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: engage with a variety of clients in a culturally sensitive manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively in a team using critical and creative thinking: working with clients and other relevant parties to identify child abuse. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and ones activities: preparing for, carrying out and recording child abuse reporting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively: engaging with abused children, local resources and relevant authorities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system: understanding the impact of child abuse on individuals and communities 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 260558, which is "Identify and refer an abused person", Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49128   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  60249   National Certificate: Primary Response in Emergencies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-06-02  HW SETA 
    Elective  64697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  49131   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  61451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Childline South Africa 
    2. Indlela Yempilo Consulting cc 
    3. Sentahle Community Home Based Care 



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