This will have caused from poor concentration, the child may also need specific help in their work and class before any sort of progress can be made. 2) Parental illness: a child may need to be looked after because their parents may be ill or cannot cope and as a result the child may have to leave the family home for a period. Throughout this time they may live in foster homes, residential schools or children’s homes. 3) Family breakdown: families break down for a number of reasons including the following substance like abuse, mental health problems, bereavement, parental illness and incapacity. The most dangerous cause of a child being removed from that situation for their own safety and well-being.
It may also be because the child has committed an offence. Some possible causes in behaviour which might lead to problems for children, young people and their families may include stress, anxiety and depression. Many children suffer from stress, leading to poor school performance and emotional and behavioural problems. Stress may be the result of an unstable home life or feeling of being unloved. Their parents may not have the skills for bringing up children, or the child feels the demands for achievement and success are unrealistic.
Lack of Education opportunities can affect life outcomes as can a lack of play and leisure access as this can affect cognitive and other areas of development. Poverty can lead low expectations and reduced motivation resulting is low aspirations in life. * Family environment and background - some parents are not able to cope so well and this can affect children’s development. Depression, drug-taking and alcoholism are a few examples of conditions that could contribute to a parent’s inability to fulfil their parenting role easily. Most families will suffer stresses from time to time e.g.
Safe-guarding the welfare of children and young people. 1.1 Procedures and policies for safe-guarding and child protection in settings for young people and children in England and Wales are the result of parliament passing legislation. I have listed below some legislation that has been passed in England to protect and safe-guard our children and young people. The Children’s Act 1989 [England and Wales] This Act allocated duties to local authorities, parents, courts and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure all children are safe-guarded and their welfare is promoted. The idea behind it is that children are best cared for within their own families.
It includes the requirements for: services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. Policies which safeguard: schools and childcare settings must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their children. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. Policies may be separate or incorporated into one
You must think about this when planning activities, for example when they involve physical play, or if more consideration must be given to the needs of a child who has just become mobile than to an older child, when planning room layouts. • Some children have specific needs such as sensory impairments: for example think about the challenges to a child with limited hearing understanding explanations about safety. • The different needs of families and carers must be considered. • Always be clear about why you are using the environment in question, the activities a child encounters and what sorts of services are offered. • The duty of care of a setting to children, parents and carers is a legal obligation.
This law was first implemented in October 1991. The Children Act 1989 was introduced in order to improve and simplify the existing laws affecting children; the act moved people away from ‘parental rights’ to the ‘right of the child’ but emphasized the co-operation and sharing of parental responsibilities. The key principles I have identified are ‘the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount’ s.1 (1), ‘parental responsibility for children’ s.1 (1) (2) (3), ‘that the child concerned is suffering, or is likely to suffer, significant harm’ s.4 (31: 2a), and ‘Provisions of services for children in need, their families and others’ s.3 (17). The first key principle I am going to look at is ‘the child’s welfare shall be the courts paramount’. This is also known as the ‘Paramouncy Principal’.
The list of reasonable questions could go on and on but clearly there should be a guideline set in place for entering parenthood, maybe it would stop uneducated, underage, and unwilling mothers from reproducing. For this ethical issue, I have chosen utilitarianism as my classical theory that could resolve this problem. This theory states that given choices, we chose the act that produces the best result for the most affected people. I feel that utilitarianism could help to resolve the problem because by setting in place a guideline by the state or government, it would ensure that children brought into the world could be cared for properly, before they are created. We would ensure this by passing laws and requiring teen’s to receive birth control.
When considering this, it is then thought to be crucial for a parent to set the correct example for their children to learn from. This includes behaviours that are acceptable and those that are not. However, who best knows what the best example is and which behaviours are acceptable, and which are not? In fact, is this actually up to the parent to decide? This essay will keep these questions in mind as it discusses if children have a right to a particular upbringing, and if so, what should their upbringing include or entail?
Parents are encouraged to seek agreement wherever possible. Children should always be consulted (subject to age and understanding) and kept informed about what will happen to them. Court decisions about their future upbringing should be responsive to their needs. Parents and the children's wider family circle (grandparents and other relations) should continue to have a role to play in the lives of their children even when they are living apart from them. This contact should be safeguarded by each parent.