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Ageism Against Teenagers.

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ASSIGNMENT 2 HEALTH STUDIES AGEISM AGAINST TEENAGERS USING DISCRIMINATION AS A FACTOR "Advocacy is the act of speaking in support of human concerns or needs. Where people have their own voice, advocacy means making sure they are heard; where they have difficulty speaking up, it means providing help; where they have no voice, it means speaking for them." (Herbert, 1989) APRIL 2003 ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE Contents Page 3 Abstract of Report, Page 3.1 Introduction Page 4 Aims/Objectives Page 4.1 Method Page 5/6 Review of Literature Magazine Article Website Article Page 7 Observation/Discussion Children Act 1989 The Human Rights Act 1988 Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Page 8 The Children's Society Un convention on the Rights of the Child Youth Policy Page 9 Summary Implementation Procedures Page 10 Conclusion Page 11 Self - Evaluation Page 12 Bibliography Page 13 Contents of appendix ABSTRACT This study has been conducted with the aim in looking how our young people in society are still being discriminated against because of their age. Looking at the ages of 13-19 has this is a difficult age to define; many experts have varying opinions of when this age starts and ends. The impact this has on them and the implementation procedures that will help young people deal with this discrimination. The researcher looked at various acts of parliament to see how these would help. She also looked at some organisations that help our young people and she still found that ageism is mostly aimed at the over 50's age group and not towards younger people in our society. ...read more.

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The parliament response was from Paul Boateng, whom agreed that young people views tend to be ignored and that the government will initiate a process for young people to get involved in policy making. The government has started this by introducing Quality Protects, which is a system for young people's voices to be heard. This problem for young people is difficult and will need considerable resources. The researcher agreed with all of the issues stated in the youth policy, as this would give young people more of a voice in government. Helping with policymaking and having adults look at their viewpoints. This would seriously help young people today. As their needs have been largely ignored. The other issues which should be looked at, which should be whether a young person is adult at 16 or 18 years of age, there should be more continuity on this subject by the government. A change in age policy may be an issue for the youth policy to take up with the government (See Appendix 4). OBSERVATIONS/DISCUSSION In this research the researcher looked at how the different discrimination acts and legislation helps in our society today. This also included youth policy and various youth organisations. The convention for child rights was also useful in this study. The questionnaire that was aim at young people highlighted the how little they know on this subject and the help they can get to combat discrimination. There is also the judgement that there is a high sex and racial discrimination toward our afro-Caribbean teenage males in the schools system today. ...read more.

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There is a great view that people do not accept that discrimination exists towards teenagers. SELF - EVALUATION Initially I found it difficult to understand what was wanted in the report, there was a bit of confusion from me and I had to ask for help in the outlay of my report format. I tried to overcome my stumbling blocks and work my way through them. When I had chosen my subject and knew where I wanted to go with the way the report should be written, found that things came together much more smoothly. I did however find it difficult to obtain information on the subject of ageism against teenagers, as the assumption is that this kind of discrimination only happens to the over 50's. I found that throughout doing this research and writing the report, that I learnt a lot about the different discrimination acts and how to use them in different situations. I gave information from one of this act to a friend, who used the information I gave her to help her teenage kids. I learnt some things that where useful for me in having a teenager myself. I have also learnt a lot about formatting a report document, as did some research-using council reports on youth policies. Using the computer on this report has given me a better understanding of the way using Microsoft word and excel has help pull the report all together. I have needed a lot of practise to use the computer to my advantage. I feel more confident now about my work and the abilities that I have and shouldn't under estimate myself. ...read more.

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