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I am going to be outlining different reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after

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´╗┐Unit10 ? Caring For Young People Delroy Mckenzie Cody Trezise P1 outline why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families In this assignment I am going to be outlining different reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after. The local authority has a legal duty to safeguard the welfare of children whenever needed in their home and surroundings. However, sometimes situations to occur in which a child is better of being cared for away from their family home. It can be both long term and short term. It can all come down to the child individual needs and the circumstance in which the child and the family are in. ...read more.

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This could lead to poor parenting and social services taking charge and taking child into short term care. According to http://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/wys/ support can be given to parents who lose their spouse to death. This is a local organisation in which two individuals who were both widowed early on in life. ?We understand how everyone responds differently to the death of a partner and how the emotional, physical and spiritual impact runs very deep.? This shows that physically and emotionally a situation in which an individual who has lost a partner can struggle to bring up a child. A Family breakdown can happen for any reason, such as finance problems, mental health issues, substance abuse. These reasons can all then link into a dangerous place for a child or young person to grow up into. ...read more.

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This could potentially lead to the lowest standard of care being given to the child and resulting in fostering or adoption etc. All of these reasons and others are situations in why a child or young individual had been needed to taken into a place of care and away from the abuse or neglect. Temporary care can be arranged for young children or people if situations of police being contacted in the middle of the night. An example is a child being found to be neglected all night whilst parents were out and child was left alone. If this was the situation then something called emergency care would be arranged in which the children can be taken to a temporary foster care home where he/she would look after them overnight until proper arrangements for accommodation and living could take place. ...read more.

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