SOCW 404

Child Welfare Specialization: Child Protection Practicum

Units: 4.5

In this second BSW practicum (350 hours), students will have further opportunity to develop, refine and apply generalist practice knowledge, skills, values and ethics. Under supervision in a mandated child protection setting, students will apply child welfare law and policy to direct practice in child protection investigation, interviewing, assessment and court procedures; guardianship and care plans; and various aspects of case management.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of SOCW 404, SOCW 404A, SOCW 402.
  • Students must submit an application for practicum at least one term in advance of registration in order to ensure adequate time is available for planning and organizing their practicum.
  • A concurrent seminar or approved equivalent will be required.
  • Students completing a 3.0 unit SOCW 304 practicum must complete a 420 hour SOCW 404.
  • students may be required to complete a Ministry of Children and Family Development or Indigenous Delegated Authority Partial Delegation Exam prior to or during their practicum placement. Non-BC students may be required to meet the requirements applicable in other jurisdictions.


Pre- or Co-requisites:



Undergraduate course in Social Work offered by the School of Social Work in the Faculty of Human and Social Development.

Summer Fall Spring

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