Supporting Young People Who Are Socially Excluded

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Supporting Young People Who Are Socially Excluded or Excluded from School CU1578 1.1: Explain the issues that may affect young people who are excluded, including access to services or amenities, crime or anti-social behaviour, isolation or stigmatisation. Research shows that young people who had disengaged from school by the age of 12 or 13 go on to participated in anti-social behaviour, crime, drinking and drug use. This particular group of young people are far more likely to later progress to more serious crime and drug use. Even though most of these young people have ambitions to work, only a minority have been able to secure long-term employment with a few keen to live a life on benefits. Young people’s area where they lived was a key influence on their experiences. The chances of a job, college course, training or accessing health service provisions was largely dependent on how close to the neighbourhood they were located. These Young People faced isolation and stigma as a consequence of their experiences. 1.2: Explain the potential effects of exclusion on the health, safety and well-being of these young people. Excluded young people are more likely to suffer social and educational disadvantages. This includes all forms of abuse, frequently moving homes, domestic violence, bereavement and homelessness. Young People risks their health through smoking, drug and alcohol use, unsafe sex and becoming parents in their teens. The community they live in is also a factor on their wellbeing. Wellbeing including a sense of safety and stability with positive interaction and community involvement. This will increase social, behavioural and emotional outcomes for young people and reduce health risk taking behaviours. 2.1: Enable these young people to reflect on their own beliefs, concerns and priorities to maintain their health, safety and wellbeing.

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