Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:

Explore transitions from a range of perspectives; Discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences; Explore the impact of practitioner inquiry; Look at examples of contemporary practice; Consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues; Enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility

Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.

Becoming an Outreach Worker

Becoming an outreach worker
Jennifer LeeMcStravick

Chapter Overview

Transitions combine turning points, milestones or life events with subtle, complex processes of ‘becoming somebody’ personally, educationally and occupationally. Such processes are sometimes a response to particular events, and sometimes events arise out of shifts and developments in identity and agency (Ecclestone, 2007: 3). This chapter uses an example of an outreach worker in a children's centre to explore the concept of transition experienced by someone working in one of the new roles that have emerged in work with children. The role and purpose of a children's centre outreach worker are not generally understood and vary from one centre to another, not just in relation to the community the centre serves, but to the individual in ...

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