What does it mean to be Child Centred?
Anyone who has worked with children in a professional setting will likely have heard the term ‘child-centred’ used to describe an approach, a policy or a way of working with children. It is written into legislation around Australia and seen as a desirable way of approaching child protection by many. Some organisations – like the Foundation – also describe themselves as being child-centred as a central principle informing all that they do. But what does it mean?