• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explain how children and young peoples development is influenced by a range of external factors

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

2.2 Explain how children and young people's development is influenced by a range of external factors POVERTY AND DEPRIVATION Negative Factors * Poor Health - Not having a varied range of good quality food or nutrition available. Limited access if any to medical treatments/supplies. * Appearance/Personal Hygiene - Not having the appropriate or necessary items, to keep appearances or hygiene to an acceptable level. * Poor Education - Unable to attend school, truancy, unable to afford resources both in and out of school i.e. at home therefore not encouraging the child or young person to progress in their development away from school. * Crime - High levels of crime may surround the child. This could influence the child to be involved within crime. * Social Skills - Poor social skills due to environment, poor education. * Cramped Housing - May share a room with several other children, this can lead to cramped spaces for children, not enough room to play, no personal space, no room to develop. EDUCATION, AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS, PARENT INVOLVEMENT, BOARDING SCHOOLS Positive Factors * Good Teachers, Good Facilities/Resources - Child or young person is encouraged to learn and develop, the child or young person WANTS to be involved and WANTS to learn, the child or young person is receiving a high quality of education due to correct resources, facilities and training. ...read more.

Middle

* Irregular Attendance at School - Can result in the child or young person falling behind with work, therefore missing valuable learning material and support. * Poor Attachment Skills - If a child or young person is in boarding school, they may find it increasingly difficult to develop attachment skills, emotionally and physically. * Lack of Parental Involvement - Children tend to mirror their parents or guardians behaviour. If they see negative behaviour, feelings or actions, they are likely to develop the same negative attitudes. LOOKED AFTER Positive Factors * Protecting - Removing the child or young person from harm, giving them a better more positive way of life. * Child or young person is clean, fed, warm, safeguarded. * Confidence - Self-esteem can be increase. A child's or young persons confidence can be developed if removed from a concerning situation. * Social Development - Can encourage a child or young person to build new relationships, develops social interaction skills. Negitive Factors * Re-homed with other children- Other children could influences the development of the child or young person in a negitive means. The child or young person could pick up bad habits and unacceptable behaviour. They could rebel against the other children. * Location, Environment - The child or young person may be moved to an environment they are not comfortable or familiar with. ...read more.

Conclusion

PERSONAL CHOICES Positive Factors * Peers - Peers can have a huge affect on how a child develops through life. The child or young person can learn from their peers. This offers great confidence, and social development. By associating with peers, a child can be guided and influenced dramatically. This is not always a positive outcome, so close parental direction may also be required. Negative Factors * Drugs, Smoking, Alcohol - These can have huge and dramatic affect on a Childs development, both physically and mentally. They can lead to memory loss, affect speech, lead to poor concentration. They are a depressant so are likely to affect a child's self-esteem and confidence. By a child, choosing to take the above this could also have an influence on who they socialise with which in effect could influence the decisions they make. * Diets - Can lead to eating disorders. Children and young people can lose confidence in themselves, which could lead to them being taken advantage of and being vulnerable. This could affect a child or young person's social development. Diets can also have a negitive affect on health, the child or young person could become lethargic, easily distracted, because of lack of energy ?? ?? ?? ?? Level 3 Diploma Children & Young People's Workforce CYP 3.1 Understand Child and Young Person Development 1 Signed .............................................L.Gregory .............................................Tutor .....................................Date ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

3 star(s)

Star rating 3
To achieve this section of the unit learners are expected to explain a range of external factors that affect the development of children and young people. This report includes all five sets of factors required by the examining board specification. There is good explanation in places, but in others it could be improved, as is indicated. The structure and English use could also be amended as in places the evidence is in note form rather than full sentences, plus spelling errors are present. Nevertheless, overall there is sufficient evidence within this report for the portfolio.

Marked by teacher Jenny Spice 30/07/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people ...

    4 star(s)

    what's going to happen to reduce the stress and worrying that may occur, as some children may be taken away from family but still want to with them, this is also part of the rights of the child because is a child is deemed and competent the they have a

  2. Personal & professional development in Health & Social care.n this assignment I am going ...

    their sports activities outdoors to motivate them, visit museums and many more. The six units I have covered helped me a great deal on my career aspirations and higher education. It has helped me with my employment skills, and helped me to understand what is required to work within the health sector and service users needs.

  1. P1/M1/D1- Factors that impact upon my learning and development.

    This can affect how well they do in terms of their learning and how much they can progress with the time they do have available. Commitment is required to be able to fully and efficiently complete all tasks, and if an individual has other commitments and priorities they may not

  2. Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the ...

    staff on a need to know basis, however all staff must be aware that they have a responsibility to share information with other agencies. If a child or young person does disclose information to a member of staff and ask that that information remains ?a secret?, it is vital that

  1. Unit 14 - Identifying and treating physiological disorders.

    An exercise tolerance test also known as an exercise stress test indicates whether the individual heart gets enough blood flow and oxygen when it?s working the hardest. The doctor orders the test if an individual has symptoms of heart disease or to test the effectiveness of the treatment their receiving

  2. Health and Social Care Unit 3 Health and Well being

    I used a range of different examples such as how binge drinking and heavy smoking can affect an individual?s life identifying ways in which it impacts on physical intellectual, social and emotional aspects of a person?s health and well-being. Also I made sure to comment how to also combat these habits to promote a better life style.

  1. Factors which support and inhibit communciation

    Also respect supports communication as it values an individual if they are treated with respect. Examples of how individuals can be treated with respect are through not being patronized by care workers and by valuing their opinions. This will make an individual more likely to want to communicate if they are being treated with respect.

  2. Unit 21 Nutrition for health and social care

    Keeping it simple, body weight and shape are a balance of energy intake (dietary calorific content) against output (calorific burn from activity & exercise). Many studies have shown that, too slowly and steadily lose weight, any diet which includes a healthy balance will work if you're motivated.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work