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Caring for children and young people Pass 1 Describe the main reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after away from home

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Caring for children and young people Pass 1 Describe the main reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after away from home. For this assignment I am going to indentify and explain why children may need to be looked after away from home. There are a number of different reasons why a child needs to be looked after by other people away from their family home. They include the following: Family related reasons * Bereavement and upheaval - A lot of look after children will have experienced a great deal of disruption in their lives. This may include traumatic experiences such as family bereavement. As a result of this the children's education may have suffered and they may be below their expected class average. This will have resulted from poor concentration, the child may also need specific help in their work and class before any sort of progress can be made. ...read more.

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Child/young person related reasons * Health problems - The child may have an illness in which it is difficult for them to live at home and they may require long or short term care. The care the child requires may be specific and not available inside the family home. * Behavioural problems - There are five different causes for behaviour change. Behaviour change can lead to problems within the home. These cause are: 1. Stress - A number of children suffer from stress, this can lead to poor school performance and emotional problems. It can result in poor home life and the feeling of being unloved. The parents may not be cable of for upbringing the children. 2. Anxiety - This is quiet common in young children and can lead right through to adult life. If they are not diagnosed at an early stage it can be hard to treat and can result in things like disability and even suicide. ...read more.

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In these cases it is often easier for children to be looked after outside the family home. However the children that are looked after at home may attend a respite service to give their parents and carers a break. Respite is temporary care to allow the family to relax and deal with their own needs. * Disabilities - Parents with a child that has a disability may have many other demands and can find it hard to cope with a disabled child. Again respite can be used here as a short term care solution on the other hand there are long term solutions available too. * A child who has offended - Some children can become caught up in a 'cycle of offending' and breaking the law. If this happens the police have the authority to remand or detained any person who offends. However the number of children who are in care for this reason makes up a small 2%. ?? ?? ?? ?? Emma McMahon First Draft Pass 1 ...read more.

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