In this lesson, we have seen how perceptions about children and childhood change from one generation to the next, but some remain the same.
Key learning points include:
A community’s perception of children and childhood is influenced by powerful groups and ideas at particular times
Understanding children and childhood in a cultural context is crucial – you need to understand what children are experiencing in order to consider the impact of your own work or organisation and the risks that this might present
Our own values, beliefs and attitudes towards children will influence our ability to recognise risks and concerns and to take appropriate action in implementing our child safeguarding policy.