Researchers have shown direct correlation between deterioration in children’s mental, physical and social well-being and separation from parents. Thus, the quality of child care has to be taken care of so that a child has healthy development. The paper tries to unravel whether parental care is better for a child’s later development or even under foster care a child can have a normal and healthy development. KEY WORDS: Attachment, parental care, non-parental care, quality of child care, quantity of child care, family and parental features, cognitive development, language development, social/ behavioral development. For many of us, the very notion of non-parental care especially infant day care conjures up an unpleasant.
Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People 1.1: Children's Act 1989: This Act states the responsibilities of parents and professionals, who should ensure the safety of the child. Local authorities have the duty to ensure the safety and welfare of children, and have a legal requirement to investigate cases in which they believe a child is suffering from significant harm. They are also required to have services within the area which promotes the safety and welfare of children in need. Education Act 2002: Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers, and those working within schools, have a responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes.
Should Parenthood be a Right? Amanda Hopkins SOC120 Tiffany Davis 03/05/2012 Is it our “right” to be a parent or should there be some standards we must meet before entering parenthood? I plan to argue a theory that parenting should be under some sort of supervision and that there should be a limit to the unwanted children born. we support anyone that want’s to be a parent, even if they are unfit, or if they suffer from a mental illness or defect? What makes a person unfit?
It is essential that the term 'Highly Resistant' is defined at this stage as it will give the reader an understanding of its true meaning to professionals involved with working with this group. The term 'Highly Resistant' is defined by C4EO as: 'Families who do not engage or cooperate with services to protect children at risk of harm, including those who may appear outwardly compliant and families who do not demonstrate positive change despite intervention and support from child protection services'. This term offered is crucial when dealing with a family who may show signs of being a 'resistant' family as this can often lead to more severe and potential problems regarding the safety of the child(ren) as the social worker involved may feel that the lack of engagement and hostility shown towards them is effecting their practice. Example, they may fail to carry out follow up assessments which could leave the child at risk of serious harm. (C4EO, 2010).
This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering of likely to suffer significant harm. Section 17 also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. The Education Act (2002).
Without a doubt or question children in the foster care system are the most vulnerable amongst the young. It has been said that a good case manager can be the light of the end of a tunnel and instrumental in a time of great need. A case manager must play many roles for example, parent, friend, confidant, and therapist, mentor, and guide. As there are good case managers there are also bad case managers that will not give that personal attention or moral values needed to successfully carry out the goal at hand. It is imperative that the role and
Possible reasons for this may be due to both parents of the child working, divorce or, considering the worst case scenario, the result of neglect or abuse within the family unit. Although there are many aspects of care that go into raising a healthy child, the attachment that a child develops with his mother or sole caregiver is critical in his or her development. Attachment is what happens
1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role Duty of care is the level of service that is expected, as a minimum, to be provided to the children within my setting, taking on legal responsibility to safeguard the welfare and well-being of the children in my care. As a practitioner, I have a duty of care to the children within my setting to ensure they are properly cared for, also to the parents of those children who expect that, as a carer I will look after their child appropriately. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals When a child or young person is in my care, I take on the same responsibilities as that of the childs parent (Loco parentis), putting their well-being at the centre of everything I do and ensuring that childrens rights are promoted and their needs met. The Children Act 1989 recognised that children have rights themselves and that they should be treated accordingly. Highlighting that parents have a responsibility to their child, rather than rights over them.
How long are you going to work and whom will you have watch your child. As a parent, you need to feel comfortable with whom is taking care of your child. There are home-based daycares and center-based daycares available for you drop your children off at for care. When choosing which childcare option you want, you need to look at the health and safety guidelines each one wants to follow. When using a family home-based childcare it is necessary to be aware that the safety guidelines are more lenient than a center-based childcare.
The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families. However, if this is not possible the Act makes provisions for times when parents and families do not cooperate with statutory bodies. The Education Act 2002 This Act sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authority [LEAs], governing bodies, head teachers and all others working in schools to ensure that children and young people are safe and free from harm. The aim of this Act is to place the education services for making child protection arrangements on a statutory footing and to further safe-guard against child abuse in any form. These bodies now have a duty to safe-guard and promote the welfare of children in relation to all functions relating to the conduct of a school.