MSc Social Work (University of Dundee), BA Social Work (King Saud University)
An investigative study into child protection legal framework and training provision to social workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The overall purpose of this study is to critically investigate the current legal framework associated with child protection in the KSA and to identify the challenges, barriers and success factors that would help in equipping social workers with the rights skills and tools to safeguard children from abuse. The objectives for this proposed study are:
What are the current reporting arrangements for child abuse in Saudi Arabia?
To what extent social workers are equipped with the right skills and tools to report case of child abuse?
What is the suitability of the existing training programmes on child protection to social workers?
How can social workers in the KSA learn from best practices implemented in the UK?
Did the introduction of laws and legislations in 2011, 2013 and 2015 helped in increasing the reporting nationally of child abuse cases?