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´╗┐BTEC (extended) National Diploma in Health and Social Care Unit 10 ? Caring For Children and Young People ? Assignment 1 of 2 ? Booklet P1. A ?looked after child? is a term which was chosen by children and young people in care of the local authority because their parents are unable to look after them properly. There are many reasons why a child might be in need to be looked after. Potential reasons when children can be looked after are: 1. Death of parent(s) ? If a child or a young person loses a parent and no other family member is able to look after them then a child needs to be taken into care. 2. Parents? illness or incapacity ? Sometimes parents mental health illness means that parent cannot look after a child properly. 3. Children abuse ? If there is a suspicion of abuse then government has a duty to investigate and initiate child protection procedures. 4. Health problems of a child or young person ? If a child is suffering from a chronic, complex or long-term condition then local authority can provide a short break respite care to provide relief for parents to give some time to other children in family. ...read more.


This act is to protect personal data and to ensure that the data is to be processed only fairly and lawfully. To make sure it is protected at least one of these need to be applicable: 1. The data subject has consented to the processing. 2. Processing is necessary for the performance or commencing a contract. 3. Processing is required under a legal obligation. 4. Processing is necessary to protect the vital interest of data subjects. 5. Processing is necessary to carry out any public functions. 6. Processing is necessary in order to pursue the legitimate interests of ?data controller? or third parties. P2. Types of care available: Foster care is a temporary home to child. Ordinary people offer to give home to a child or young person in need. The local authority then approves them and pays them enough to cover the expenses and a little extra. Respite care is also temporary care that some foster carers offer short break or respite care usually for children with disabilities, those who are sick or have complex care needs. Residential care is temporary where some children will live in maybe because there insufficient suitable foster parents available or because they are difficult to care for. ...read more.


and assessing their needs and circumstances; planning, carrying out, reviewing and evaluating social work with individuals, families, carers, groups and communities; assessing and managing risk; demonstrating professional competence in social work. Social workers help people and their families adjust to problem in their lives such as serious illness, child abuse, substance abuse, mental illness, handicaps, juvenile delinquency, and anti-social behaviour. Often they must help people accept situations that cannot be changed. Frequently they work with the underclass, including the homeless, chronically unemployed and mentally ill. Most social workers work for the government in offices, hospitals, clinics, prisons, or the courts. Some also work in nursing homes, group homes, schools or businesses. Psychologist - A psychologist can work independently, in group practices or in applied settings, such as schools or businesses. There are several psychology sub-fields, and specific duties of psychologists will vary according to their applied specialty. Clinical psychologists make up the largest specialty and treat clients suffering from mental and emotional problems; counselling psychologists provide advice to individuals dealing with day-to-day problems, such as career issues; school psychologists? work with students, school agents and parents to maintain healthy school environments; and industrial-organizational psychologists work to improve efficiency and quality within workplaces. Additional sub-fields include developmental psychologists, social psychologists and experimental or research psychologists. ...read more.

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