Ccld Unit 137 3.1

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AC 1.3 2.1 2.2 There are many reasons why development in young people may follow expected patterns. These factors may include: social, economic, environmental and cultural. When working with children within our settings it is important to be aware of all these factors which may impact on the upbringing of the children attending our settings. The social factors may be from having a lack of friendship networks. Children’s friendship with others help them develop their emotional understanding, interaction, empathy and social skills. Children who lack friends tend to feel isolated, suffer insecurities and usually withdraw themselves more. They may struggle to communicate, share and understand the needs and feelings of others. As they grow older the insecurities may lead to self-hate and self-harm. They will also lack people to confide in or go to for advice Child neglect, often overlooked, is the most common form of child maltreatment. This has a major impact on a child’s development. Most perpetrators of child neglect are the parents themselves. The physical, emotional and cognitive developmental impacts from child neglect in any childhood can be detrimental as the effects from neglect can carry on into adulthood. By the time a child reaches the age of six if he / she has experienced neglect his/her chances of having overall poor physical health increases .Infants can develop poor physical health if neglect starts even before the child I born. A child deprived of basic necessities, such as proper pre-natal care is at risk of being born prematurely or having complications during child birth A developing child requires proper nutrition, protection and good health. About 80% of neglected children display attachment disorder symptoms and eventually form insecurities. Any child suffering neglect usually find relationships with peers disturbed and become
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