this impacts on the life chances of the young person because they may not be able to fully put their trusts in the adults around them because of all the new changes they have gone through. They may struggle to ask for help in later life and rely on themselves more. A young person may have moved schools which will interrupt their education and mean they will not do so well in class and could become disruptive to other pupils. A young person may become resentful of their parents and communication could of broken down, and this could to lead to them having negative feelings about themselves. This could mean that a young person turns to drugs or alcohol and not be able to access higher education or get a good job.
Therefore, aggressive behaviour with other children would be expected, because the child’s parents have failed to form a stable mother-child relationship in his home environment. Infants, like Calum and his sister, who are malnourished may also experience a condition known as ‘non-organic failure to thrive’. This refers to the child’s weight, height and development falling significantly below age-appropriate ranges, without apparent organic cause. Even with treatment, the long-term consequences can include continued growth problems, retardation and socio-emotional deficits (Wallace, 1996). All these factors will have combined to make Calum that which he has become.
Health It is important that a child has a healthy diet, a good sleeping pattern and lots of routine in their life to help them engage in physical activities. For example if a child doesn’t sleep well or have a healthy diet their development will suffer as they will have poor concentration due to being tired all the time and not having the essential nutrients in their bodies. Their behaviour will change and will have a negative impact on their school work. . Environment Children are usually the product of the environment they grew up in.
Emotional needs of children need to be met ‘neglect can occur when parents abandon the child, or simply have no time to spend with the child, in essence leaving the child to raise himself’ (http://www.minddisorders.com/Kau-Nu/Neglect.html) see appendix …. Neglect can affect the child’s development. An example of how neglect can affect a child’s health is poor nutrition, if the correct nutrients are not are not available to children the child’s growth development will not follow the normal pattern and developmental stages will be delayed. ‘Common physical and psychological reactions to neglect include stunted growth, chronic medical problems, inadequate bone and muscle growth, and lack of neurological development that negatively affects normal brain functioning and information processing.’ (http://www.minddisorders.com/Kau-Nu/Neglect.html#ixzz2HxRH2n98) see appendix …. This negativity affecting the brain can make processing problems difficult for the child understand social relationships or harder for the child to complete academic tasks without assistance or intervention from others.
- The physical, emotional and the educational needs of a child be taken into thought - e.g. could it affect their education if removed from their family due to stress, this could also affect the child physically, losing weight due to unhappiness and upheaval in their lives. Emotionally a child/young person could feel frightened about being alone and separated from parents, the will almost certainly feel insecure and rejected about the transition they will have to make. - Any harm that that the child has already suffered or is at risk of suffering if kept in his/hers present surroundings. The heart of the children’s act is to offer adequate
Family can have a big effect on a child’s development for example if the child is an only child he / she will not know how to socialise with other children. If the child has a parent who has a long term illness then he / she is likely to spend a lot of time alone, so he / she would be withdrawn and `hang back` from many activities, also this child probably would spend most of his / her time indoors and their physical development might be delayed. If the child is abused or neglected he / she might be afraid of adults or children that are loud and this could affect all areas of development as the child would not be able to concentrate. Poverty can affect children`s development as children who are in poverty, would get less opportunities, as their family will not be able to afford to buy books, pens, puzzles and sports equipment. Also if the family cannot afford to buy enough food, the child might have trouble concentrating and absorbing information.
The children of Munchausen’s mothers are frequently hospitalized for complaints of a group of symptoms that do not fit any known disease or disorder. As a result of the mother’s reporting of symptoms, these children often end up suffering through unnecessary diagnostic test and procedures, and are sometimes even victims of unwarranted surgeries (U.S. National Library of Medicine, et al. 2011). While there may be strong suspicions of the exaggeration of nonexistent symptoms, the medical team is still obligated to believe the child is ill, especially if the child is too young to speak for himself. Since doctors are compelled to take a parent’s complaints seriously, and since doctors are both expected and required to find the underlying cause of symptoms whenever possible, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy often becomes an ethical dilemma of whether to treat the child, or disregard the symptoms and report the suspected abuse.
Parent illness and no other relative to take care of the child 5. Abusive relationships between parents 6. Parents using drugs There are lots of changes that the child or young person will experience when coming into care, their emotions and feelings will change, they feel upset and lonely and may feel they have done something wrong, they will feel confused and anxious and not understand why they have been taken away from their family and will not fully understand what is happening to them. It can be a very scary time for them meeting people they don’t know and their new surroundings, there are lots of people involved when a child or young person comes into care which will be very daunting for them especially for a younger child, an older child may not want to co-operate with the social workers or the foster carer’s which will be a very stressful time for all parties. It will take a very long time for a child or young person to be able to trust the carer’s and their family and be able to feel settled in their new home as they may feel like an outsider and do not belong here.
My dream it that we can all live in a happy world, where we can all be friends with everyone, without discrimination of color, religion, nationality and most importantly that we can decide what it better for us. But I know that some times that is not possible because some people do not have that ability, and sometimes their disability to think right is very dangerous in our society. I rather have criminals and mentally ill persons medicated than having to think all the time about what could happen. I know that this way I can be sure in some way that I live in a not totally but in somehow safe world. I think it is sad that government has to force people to be medicated but it is very
They now receive different types of care packages from the social services, although people of our community would see this as a positive thing happening for the family, they might not look at it in this way as they are used to caring for their own family on their own without any help from anyone else. The pressure they may feel to live by the book, this pressure could be seen as coercion as the family really didn’t have a choice but to change their way of lifestyle due to ill health of some family members they simply couldn’t travel and carryon the traveller lifestyle. Also the Social Services are making the children go to school which is the norm of our community, in a traveller community education is a choice. All these different things from care packages to education have