All posts by Natasha Ayling

Natasha Ayling is an educator with experience in long day care, kindergarten, and the early years of school. She began her career with a Cert III before doing a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), then a Masters, and now a PhD. She is passionate about children’s safety and has found a niche investigating child abuse and neglect reporting practices to understand how educators can be better supported in their role. She was motivated to study this topic after hearing the story of toddler Mason Lee, who died from injuries inflicted by child abuse. Mason desperately needed educators to step up and be heroes.

All children need heroes

Child abuse and neglect reporting is challenging. No doubt about it.  Challenging. The factors that make it challenging are very complex.   Photo by Lizo Sonkwala on Unsplash Factors that influence professionals’ reporting practice can be personal and professional. These include things like thresholds for reporting (what child protection systems need for a report to be […]

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