Postgraduate Certificate on Children & Young People in Conflict with the Law

This exciting course was developed by CYCJ to provide a professional postgraduate qualification for those who wish to improve outcomes for children and young people who are on the edges of, or in conflict with the law.

What does it involve?

Drawing from a variety of approaches and disciplines including social work and social policy, psychology, health, and law, you’ll develop a critical understanding of the rights of children and young people in conflict with the law, how well these are being upheld and existing challenges to being fully rights-respecting. You’ll also develop a theoretically informed understanding of the developmental pathways of children and young people finding themselves in conflict with the law alongside practice models of assessment, formulation, and intervention.

The course will provide a comprehensive and consolidated learning experience on children in conflict with the law through a developmental lens, whilst also considering the implications for young people in conflict with the law as they transition to adulthood

How will it be delivered?

This part-time course is delivered fully online, offering you the flexibility to grow knowledge, skills and continued professional development whilst maintaining existing professional and personal commitments. Live online seminars held weekly will consolidate learning and support assignment preparation. Dedicated tutors are also available via My Place forum and email.

What are the benefits?

This course offers you the chance to:

  • gain a professional qualification from the University of Strathclyde,
  • develop a critical understanding of the issues surrounding children and young people in conflict with the law
  • complete a virtual journey to inform your knowledge and understanding of children and young people in conflict with the law with a plethora of online resources including recorded presentations and interviews, videos, podcasts, and directed reading as well as online group discussion forums
  • be better placed to implement changes in practice to respect children and young people’s rights and enable social justice

Who is it for?

Social workers and managers in children and families’ teams and youth justice teams, residential childcare providers, health care professionals and other settings across the statutory, voluntary and independent sector are amongst those who this course may appeal to. It may also be suited to those with a relevant undergraduate degree who are interested in working with children and young people in conflict with the law.

When does it take place?

Find out more and apply for January 2023 entry.

Please contact with any enquiries.

Contact Us

Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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