Early Childhood student's paper accepted for publication by the ECSDN
Faye's paper entitled 'The role of the practitioner in safeguarding' was recently accepted for publication by The Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN).
Her paper explores the expectations and responsibilities of those caring for children to be vigilant in recognising and responding to signs of potential abuse. It begins with a discussion about defining 'harm' and'neglect', considers the term 'child' and 'childhood' (taking various perspectives into account) and then reflects upon what 'safeguarding' means within a setting.
It was a huge surprise for Faye to find out that the ECSDN had accepted her paper for publication. She wrote this piece as part of her progression through the 'Safety and Risk in Early Learning Spaces' module which is an element of the second year of the 'Early Childhood Foundation' degree that she is currently studying for. It was a particularly challenging assignment due to the sensitive nature of the subject and so Faye felt that it was important to try to present a balanced but honest discussion from a practitioners perspective. Having the paper published is such an honour - something which Faye never would have thought possible when she began this journey.
You can read the full success story here.
Huge congratulations to Faye, from all of the team at Centre for Lifelong Learning!