Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children

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CT232 Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people Notes to support both posters: Describe the social, economic & cultural factors that will impact on the lives of children and young people: • Some learners experience barriers to learning as a result of their ethnicity, social group, race or culture. Children from poorer backgrounds and or specific ethnic and social groups are more likely to underachieve and this can sometimes lead to problems at school and exclusion. Major life events such as bereavement, family breakdown or abuse can cause emotional and behavioural problems. Many of these learners find it difficult to engage in learning, finding it difficult due to negative associations due to bullying or pressure to achieve. Explain the importance & impact of poverty on outcome and life chances for children and young people: • Low income: this can mean that children may not have the same advantages as their wealthier peers. • Poor housing: this could lead to ill health due to unacceptable standards within the home. • Ill health: not having access to the correct food and warm clothing could affect health. • Low academic achievement: this could come due to the lack of importance on education. • Low self-esteem: children could have low self-esteem due to the factors mentioned above. Explain the role of children & young people’s personal choices and experiences on their outcomes and life chances: Example: children being given the chance to influence their own outcomes and life chances will be more confident and want to do better. This will help their social, emotional and development. Identify the positive outcomes for children and young people that practionters should be striving to achieve: Refers to the 5 outcomes of the Every Child Matters framework: • Be Healthy – this includes how our health is affected by our social,
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