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What services are available for children and young people and their families in your local area?

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´╗┐Selena Ahmed P2: Nichola Wood What services are available for children and young people and their families in your local area? Temporary/Permanent Care: The popular form of temporary or permanent care would be a foster home. They are different types of temporary and permanent care but most children and young people are put into a foster home so that they can be fostered by families. Some children are placed into a foster home for a short period of time as it is temporary but then there are some children that are there permanently which can be from 3 weeks to 2 years or maybe more. In certain situations putting a child or a young person in a foster home would be an advantage to some families if they are having really bad problems. For e.g. if the parents are going through a divorce and the child is distraught about the situation it would be good if the child is put into a foster home temporarily. If a child or a young person is getting into the wrong crowd for e.g. ...read more.


Respite Care: Respite care is any sort of help and support that enables a person to take a break from the responsibility of caring for somebody else. They are different types of respite care for e.g. residential respite care, emergency respite care, domiciliary care and day centre care. For e.g. if a young persons parent or guardian cannot give them full care and support the young person needs respite care is an alternative arrangement for young people and children where they can get the support and care they need for a little while. This is a good thing for young people and parents as they have a little break from stress and problems at home but it can also build some negativity for children and young people towards their families for neglecting them therefore it can be a good and bad thing for children and families. Adoption: Adoption gives a child a new family where they make a new start. For many children adoption may be their only chance to experience family life. To be adopted the young person has to be under the age of 18 if a person is over the age of 18 cannot be adopted as they are then classified as an Adult. ...read more.


You can stay in residential care for a short period time (known as respite care) over a long period or permanently. Residential care home normally provides accommodation, meals and ?personal care?. Personal care i.e. washing, dressing, eating and using the toilet. It is a good advantage for families to put young people or children in residential care if they cannot give their child or young person full care and support it would help them and the young person or child. The Paramountcy Principle: Parents, Local authorities and the courts have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and in legal proceedings. It is the best interests of the child that are the primary consideration when determining what action should be taken. This is helpful for a young person and families because it is a parental responsibility which is defined as ?the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities?. Continuity Of Education And Healthcare Needs: Formal continuing education for health professionals continues to grow around the base of courses, conferences and general reading. Organisation of care provision: Home country governments responsible for overall social care, health and education for children and young people. Local authority services, NSPCC, Barnados, BAAF, private nurseries: ...read more.

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