BBV1004 - Concern and Child protection and child welfare assessments


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours LOVSAMLING

Course content

The course will focus on complex cases and their ethical assessments made by the municipal child welfare services and how they relate to the legislative framwork.

Students learn to assess how the situation of the child can impose different risks to the child's health and development through risk report and investigation. Communication with vulnerable children and young people, as well as their families and networks. The course integrates theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and knowledge from children and parents point of view.

Learning outcome


The student has:
- knowledge of the Act on Child Welfare Services and the mandate of the Child Welfare Service, with special focus on the processing of concerns, surveys and child welfare assessments and justifications of measures in the best interest of the child
- knowledge about children and parents' rights during child welfare service cases
- knowledge about neglect, violence, abuse, challenging living conditions and substance abuse in families and how this might impact children's development and health
- knowledge about children's needs, and risk and protective factors
- knowledge about how to communicate and cooperate with children and parents in a vulnerable life situation, as well as the use of various aids to support communication with children
- knowledge about conflict, power and powerlessness in the investigative phase of a child welfare case
- knowledge about digital tools relevant to the child welfare service

The student
- can apply legislation and make a professional child welfare clarification of notification to the child welfare service and the investigation phase'
- can identify and assess the needs and care situation of children and young people
- can conduct professional conversations with children, parents and theirs network to clarify the child's overall life and care situation
- can use aids and activities that can facilitate conversations with
children in an investigation phase in a child welfare case
- can show minority and cultural sensitivity and be able to reflect on
ethical dilemmas and child welfare issues treatment of a child welfare case in the child welfare service

General competence
The student
- can investigate, analyze, document children's reported care situation, and give decisions and measures a professional justification during the investigation phase
- can plan and effectuate assignments in the municipal
child welfare service in line with professional and ethical requirements
- can communicate with children and their families and networks in different child welfare contexts during the report and inquiry phase
- can handle relevant ethical and critical reflections on child welfare and private attitudes regarding upbringing and care

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self-study, topic based group work, skills training, practical activities related to "Art culture and activities" and practice studies.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% presence attendance at skills training
  • 80 % Attendance in Team-based groupassignment
  • Written assignment
  • Internship

Further on evaluation

Compulsory activities:
- skills training
- theme-based group work
- written work
- practical studies.

All compulsory activities must be approved in order to take the exam. Minimum 80% of compulsory participation in skills training and theme-based group work is required.

Practical studies are conducted and assessed in accordance with "Guidelines and assessment of practical studies at the Department of Social Work at NTNU."

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education and Child Welfare Work Programme (HSGBVB)

Required previous knowledge

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the programme Bachelor in child protection and child welfare at NTNU.

Course materials

Course materiel will be published in Blackboard at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BBV1002 15.0 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Child Welfare
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 LOVSAMLING
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU