P2- An outline of the arrangements for providing quality care for looked after children and young people.
M1- Discuss how policies and procedures help children, young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after.
D1- Evaluate the regulation of care provision for looked after children and young people.
In this assignment I will be outlining types of quality care provided for looked after children and young people and how each provision meets all children’s individual health, emotional and educational need/requirements.
There are different types of provisions that provide care for children and young people such as; foster care, residential care, adoption, respite care and temporary/ permanent care which can occur due to a care order put in place.
Foster care is supervised care which is usually short-term however it can become long-term depending on the situation, and it’s provided for children and young people who have been neglected or they are unable to live with their parents/ families. This provision provides children and young people with a stable, secure, safe and loving and caring home environment meeting the child’s health and emotional needs. Children and young people in foster care also remain in education either in their usual schools or a new school depending on circumstances.
Residential care is long-term care given to adults, children and young people who are unable to live in their family home. Residential care provides people with a stable and safe accommodation with twenty-four hour support from skilled professionals who are able to meet individual needs. Depending on an individuals situation a young person can leave a residential setting as soon as they have reached the age of sixteen. With professional help young people will be able to start their life independently as young adults.
There are many types of residential care depending on the individual needs, a child will be put into residential care for reasons such as going through any type of abuse or essential needs not met. This organisation will provide each individual’s cultural and religion needs to ensure they have an understanding of their family trails. Also giving individuals positive outcomes meeting their emotional needs, whilst meeting their health needs as they will gain knowledge and an understanding on how and why their health needs need to be met. Children and young people will remain in education to ensure their educational needs are still met, even if it requires school or area change.