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Caring For Children and Young People. There are many reasons why children and young people need to be looked after other than their own family.

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Caring For Children and Young People Unit 10 Task 1 Anjum Aziz There are many reasons why children and young people need to be looked after other than their own family. Those reasons may include family bereavement, parental illness or incapacity, suspected or actual ill- treatment, domestic violence, child's behaviour, child's learning difficulties, child, disabilities, offending behaviour or even the child own health problem. Family related issues: Parents will be unable to care for their children or unable to protect them so children and young people need to be looked after by local authority. Bereavement: After death of parents children and young people need to be looked after by someone because they can't live on their own. They need someone to guide them. Sometime children and young people are cared for by their extended family. This could be long term. Domestic Violence: The child is at risk and their parents need support. The child and young people may be abused and they might be in danger. Child and young people need to be removed from domestic violence environment because of their safety and well-being. Violence can have a negative effect on their physical and emotional needs. This can be for short term. Parental illness or incapacity: When parent is ill physically or mentally and they are admitted to hospital and they can't look after their child properly or well enough. ...read more.

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If children are taken away from their home for their own safety for example if a child belongs to Asian family, the child needs to be placed in temporary care where he will be looked after by Asian foster parents or Asian support worker. Sometimes the support worker may need to make compromises for children care, how they are looked after. Social worker helps people with their lives in a variety of environments. Social workers are trained and qualified andcan work with families where there is domestic abuse, in situations of child abuse, with children and young people with disabilities. The Children Act plays a bigger part now enabling children in most instants to stay with their families rather than being take away and being put in a home.Children will get more support by the agency that way. On the other hand a child could be exposed to further abuse if regular contact isn't kept with social worker. Social worker will go in and assess their needs;look at what is happening where parents weren't coping so well and what strategiesthey could use for helping them. If a teacher saw something on a child's face such as bruises they should report this to their line manager or welfare officer in school. Every Child Matters is about taking care of every individual child. In terms of being healthy it's mainlyabout taking care of children making sure they are eating well and adopting a healthy diet. ...read more.

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that all children and young people enjoy the best available health and that for those who are looked after, special provision is available to raise and maintain their standard of their physical, mental and emotional health. However, I think these regulations are excellent because they consider every child's safetyand their health. Care provisions are available for children and young people, also for their families and relatives. After Victoria Climbe's case the legislation has been changed. I think they made services better because afterwards all the children's services are now aware and responsible for ensuring that every child is safe, happy and healthy. The needs of the child and young person are paramount and rights of children and their families. The Children Act 1989 says that if the child belongs to an Asian family and they have to be removed from their home for their own safety. The children should be looked after byfoster parent with the same ethical background. I disagree with this because if a family provide love, care and support and they are concerned about children's needs, it doesn't matter if they are black, white or Asian. Quality of care does matter rather than their backgrounds. Reference Note from the lessons. September, 20 2011.September, 27, 2011. October, 25 2011 Stretch B, WhitehouseM.Eds (2010)Health and Social Care Level 3 Book 2Essex. Pearson Education Ltd. Rasheed, E. Hetherington, A. Irvine, J (2010), Health and Social Care, British Library Adoption. Retrieved November 05, 2011 [online] http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Adoptionfosteringandchildrenincare/AdoptionAndFostering/DG_4019657 Childcare. Retrieved Decembe,28, 2011 [online]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Childcare/DG_180969 ...read more.

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