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

"An investigation of legislation, services and provision involved in a selected case study".

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

"An investigation of legislation, services and provision involved in a selected case study" Case study three raises many issues including neglect, short-term foster care, long term depressive illness, siblings, separation from them, and ethnicity. I will also be looking into social services and the rights of the father. I will be discussing the legislation, services and provisions relating to the case study. Foster care is a main issue in the case study, more specifically short-term foster care. Local authorities, voluntary and independent agencies that are providing foster care should use the national Standards to audit their service. A statement of values and principles which complies with the UN Convention on the Rights of the child and UK child care legislation informs the National Standards. The key objectives of the National Standards are to give the children better outcomes in life that is cared for outside of there home. To underpin the provision of good quality foster care for the children. Also the foster carers will be assessed to ensure that the standard of services are being met and to devise strategies to improve services in any area that is not of a good standard. From 2001 police checks on people over the age of ten will take place in foster care. http://www.epolitix.com/Data/Companies/000000001A447390AA6611CD9BC800AA00'.... Sam is in short-term foster care. Short-term foster care is for children whose parents haven't signed the release forms for the child to be adopted. ...read more.

Middle

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 restates the common law power of the police to enter and search any premises for the purpose of saving 'life or limb'. Over the last 30 years Britain consists of arrangements and agencies that help with suspected family abuse. Law gives local authorities the primary role for taking action, however they should be in close contact with the health profession and other professionals. Article 19, The Convention on the Rights of the Child says "State parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent (s), legal guardian (s) or any other person who has care of the child." Hill, M ; Tisdall, K.(1997) Children & Society. Longman. London. Sam's mother is suffering from a long-term depressive illness. The World Health Organisation refers to health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." (Downie et al. 1990). His mother's long-term depressive illness could relate to Sam's neglect. Poverty may be an issue arising from this. In the case study there is no mention of Sam's biological father, therefore his mother may have been finding it hard to work and look after Sam at the same time. Poverty produces stress and which causes frustration and then leads onto violence or in Sam's case neglect. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Children In Need survey shows that the population of ethnic minority groups in care is 16%-18%, which is higher than the ethnic minority group population of 9%-11%. There is a shortage of ethnic minority adopters, therefore results in a limitation of options for children out of care. A reduction in suitable carers could be due to ethnic minority groups having additional needs that the local authorities have to provide for. There have been a number of publications that illustrated the fact that there is an additional need of foster care for ethnic minority children. It was discovered that the local authorities did not meet these needs. This could be a reason in which Sam did not stay in his foster care for a long period of time. The Social Services Inspectorate Report "Fostering for the Future" stated "Worryingly, most of the councils, with one notable exception, were not recruiting sufficient numbers of carers from black and minority ethnic communities". White paper, "Adoption: A New Approach", DoH, December 2002 looked at much of the available literature on looked after children. Part of it's summary showed that the adoption rates of white and non-white children showed a big difference. 17% of children in care being from an ethnic minority group but only 10% of these children were adopted. http://www.brent.gov.uk/Finance.nsf/24878f4b00d4f0f68025663c006c7944/5b60c298398... Another issue that may arise due to Sam's mixed race could be emotional problems such as prejudice from other children or adults. If he is fostered with carers of a white background he may not look at them as a positive role models. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

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

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 GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Child Development - Child Study

    4 star(s)

    When Jack is at playschool or at my house without his mum he does things for himself so it is attention he is seeking from his mum. Since his new baby sister has arrived Jack is still trying to get the most attention from his mum.

  2. Why family structures are changing.

    When his needs were being met by his care worker his behaviour soon began to change he showed that when he was able to understand certain areas of the curriculum he was not acting out and disrupting the other members of his class.

  1. Child development - Study of a child

    Social Development I noticed that Alanya having a friend that she knew at the park made and helped her socialise with people, if her friend wasn't there I think she would have been fed up earlier and she wouldn't off talked to anyone.

  2. Family Support Resource

    Sessions with the parents would take place on a weekly basis at their own home whereby evaluation on the set tasks would take place and new goals and objectives would be identified. Achieving the tasks - The task revolved very much on Tommy's parents working in partnership with the service.

  1. Health and Social care

    Shaping services around the needs and preferences of individual patients, their families and their carers- services must be responsive to the needs of different groups and individuals within society and challenge discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexuality.

  2. The main aim of this paper is to compare and contrast parental rights and ...

    When making such orders, the court has to bear in mind the best interests of the child.23To this effect is the case of Chitaukire v Chitaukire,24where the applicant and the respondent were married in Rhodesia where they lived for six years.

  1. An investigation of legislation, services and provision involved in a selected case study.

    Teenagers should have three main factors from their carers. They should have a feeling of belonging and trust. They should have autonomy e.g. to suit themselves when they come in and when they leave. Carers should also help them to change if there are any problems, e.g. return to school or bring the children off drugs. (Triseliotis et al.1995).

  2. Identifying Data of Family.

    Risk for ineffective family coping related to chronic or acute health care conditions of infant 9. Risk for Parental role conflict related to differeing expectation s of caregiving functions Family Care Plan Nursing Diagnosis Family process alteration related to new member of the family as manifested by MB stating she knows her communication, patterns, and rituals are going to change.

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