Students compare child services in UK and Netherlands
Each year students on the Early Childhood Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies programmes have the opportunity to explore key issues from their modules in an international context with an educational and culturally stimulating ﬁeld trip to Amsterdam.
The aim of the trip is to give students a deeper knowledge of childhood issues and apply a comparative analysis between the UK and the Netherlands. As well as visits to the Hestia Early Years Centre and the headquarters of international charity ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafﬁcking of Children), there are also opportunities to meet social workers who support families in the Amsterdam area. The students also get the chance to broaden their cultural horizons by exploring the city’s sights and attractions.
“I found this trip to be really interesting, particularly the visit to Hestia to see how they value children and their role in society. It is a great way of comparing the European systems and seeing both the similarities and differences.”