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Breach of trust - getting it right for children in early childhood care and education in Ireland
Moloney, Mary
In May 2013 an exposé of verbal, physical and emotional abuse of young children attending three early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in Ireland was aired on national television in a documentary called Breach of Trust. This paper argues that while the programme raised public awareness of fundamental flaws within the ECCE system in Ireland, it also came as no surprise that bad practices had been exposed. This paper specifically explores the policies and government in/action that led to the public revelations. It also critiques the Irish government’s response to the issues highlighted and its proposed plan to address these issues.
Keyword(s): Regulations; Child abuse; Early childhood education; Policy; Duty of care
Publication Date:
2014
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Citation(s): Moloney, M. (2014) 'Breach of trust - getting it right for children in early childhood care and education in Ireland' NZRECE Journal 17, pp. 71 - 88. ISSN: 1174-6122.
Publisher(s): NZRECE
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