Paula Hutchinson is a mature student (a student over the age of 23 in the Irish education system) in year one of the National Diploma in Applied Social Studies in Social Care at the Waterford Institute of Technology. One of the 2000 class assignments was to provide a critique of any publication of choice. Paula chose to review the controversial book Suffer Little Children and wrote an excellent paper which, I felt, might serve as encouragement for other students around Ireland (or, indeed, abroad) should they like to consider submissions to journals of this kind. As an editorial board, we very much welcome articles from students of CYC and Social Care courses, and, of course,material from practitioners.