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As we edge into the twenty-first century two academic disciplines (within the English-speaking world at least) have gained a dominant hold upon professional practice and social policy towards children — Psychology and Education. Elsewhere1 we have adopted the term ‘developmentalism’ for the conceptualization of childhood which currently dominates mainstream theorizing within Psychology and Education. It is their theories about childhood, especially their theories about child development, which inform our current ideas about: what constitutes ‘good practice’ in child care and child rearing; how children should be educated and prepared for adult life; the social policies that should be taken towards children and their families, and the services which should be provided to safeguard and promote children’s welfare.


Sexual Abuse Child Welfare Child Sexual Abuse Child Protection Practical Reality 
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