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.