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Unit 10 P1 & P2. Reasons for a child entering the care system

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´╗┐Jessica Bascombe 20174011 Group D Unit 10: Caring for Children and Young People P1: Children of all age?s even newborn babies will need come into the care of the local authority there are many reasons for this such as: 1. Bervement 2. Parental Illness 3. Health problems 4. Behavioral problems 5. Learning difficulties 6. Disabilities 7. Offending Behavior Some children and young people may need a period of time in care while a crisis at home is being ashamed and support is being put in place. Parents often need extra support to help them parent and children will need to be with foster carer while that is taking place. Other parents may suffer from ill health and have no family or friends to care for their children or child while they receive treatment. Sometimes an adults dependence on drugs or alcohol will mean that they cannot put their children needs first and so those children will need to come into care. ...read more.


Incarceration: A child may be placed into foster care when there are no family or friends avaible to care for the child during a parent?s incarceration in prison or jail Juvenile Offender: A child that has been adjudicated a juvenile offender sometimes the child choice to break the law means the child may find themselves within foster care especially if there are issues within the home and the parents are unable to properly manage the child behavior. Children who have run away behavior those parents find difficult to manage alone. Also children who truancy off school is another behavior that may lead to the child?s needs to be placed init the foster care systems. Deaths: Sometimes children have to be put in care because family are unable to care for the child after the death of a parent children maybe looked after by the local authority most often it is because the child?s parents or the people who have parental responsibilities and rights to look after the child are unable to care for them. ...read more.


Targeted services remain responsible and accountable for the service they deliver. Universal Services: Provided to all children, young people and their families universal services are designed to meet the needs that all children and young people have such as school, early years nurseries and connextions as well as health services provided by their GP?s such as midwifes, health visitors. Specialist Services: Are provided for children and young people with complex, specialist, and acute or very high level of needs. Specialist services include children and young people with serious mental health, children and young people subject to court orders by youth offending service. Access to specialist services requires an additional level of assessment or referral from the social services. Specialist services involve training, guidance, advice and support from agencies this allows them to build their own capacity for dealing with children and young people with the specialist services provisions their aim is to support all children and young people for appropriate periods of time and meet all their needs. ...read more.

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In this piece, the writer discusses the ways in which a child may come into the care system. On the whole relevant points are raised and good examples are given in support. The writer is clearly aware of the various types of and level of support available to children and young people. As the unit information for this work is not available, it is hard to confirm that the criteria have been achieved, but I will say that to improve the readability of the work proof-read carefully to eliminate the grammatical errors present.

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