Unit 1. The Context for Children
Unit 2: Understanding child abuse
Unit 3: Understanding child safeguarding
Unit 4: Safeguarding concerns and abuse

1.1: Learning points

In this lesson, we have discussed how perceptions of children and childhood can differ in different communities. This will help us begin to consider the implications for child safeguarding of the experiences of children – positive and negative – in our communities.

Key learning points include:

  • Understanding children and childhood is crucial in setting child abuse in context
  • Traditions and rituals of our communities have an impact on how children are valued and cared for
  • It is important to recognise that not all children have the same experiences
  • Our own values, beliefs and attitudes towards children will influence our ability to act to safeguard children.

Further learning

Eyes on child safeguarding issues in Somalia
Abdikadir Issa Farah
Time: 23:11

Child safeguarding: an Asia perspective
Vijay Baskar
Keeping Children Safe
Time: 41:13

Culturally sensitive challenges to child safeguarding in Eastern Europe
Stefan Yordanov
Keeping Children Safe
Time: 15:14