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'It takes a village to raise a child'

23 Nov 2020

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The wisdom of the oft quoted African saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is the foundation of childcare in traditional cultures and well recognised in developed countries.  The aspiration that children’s services should do everything possible to maintain a child’s connections to their family and community is also enshrined in the child protection legislation of almost all countries with established children’s services systems. A child who is connected to many people that care and are involved with them will almost always have a better life experience and be safer than an isolated child.


Japanese translation by Ai Hishikawa.

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