Waterhouse Report 2000: Lost In Care

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Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce Waterhouse Assignment Unit 3 & Unit 11, 18, 19 Learner Name: ALISON WALKER You will need to do a piece of research into the Waterhouse report 2000 “Lost in Care”. The Waterhouse Report and Recommendations "Lost in Care" was the result of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal of Enquiry. This inquiry looked at abuse within children's homes in North Wales between 1974 and 1996. It was by far the biggest of the abuse scandals; sir Ronald Waterhouse a retired high court judge opened a tribunal of enquiry into child abuse in North Wales. Alison was the manager of a children’s home in Gwynedd. It was there that she heard tales of abuse from children who had been transferred…show more content…
Indicators and behaviours that would cause great concern; Sexual abuse signs and symptoms, acting out in an inappropriate sexual way with an object or toys, inappropriate level of sexual knowledge, genital and rectal itching, inappropriate behaviour in relation to age and ability, become withdrawn and isolated and a loss of trust. In reference to neglect; undernourished, starvation, stealing food, unkempt appearance, inappropriate attire for particular time of year, tiredness, dirty or soiled clothing, bad body odour, unsupervised also none seeking of medical attention which he/she requires. Emotional abuse ;nervousness, attention seeking, low self-esteem, delayed emotional development, continuous rocking, nightmares, sleeping problems, bed wetting, becoming disconnected or on the contrary very clingy, becoming unusually secretive and a noticeable change in his/her personality, mood swings. Most importantly if I had a gut feeling something wasn’t right I would trust my judgement and take appropriate…show more content…
A resilient child loves well, plays well, works well and expects well, of which allows them to flourish in life despite circumstances. If children are resilient they will be healthier, happier and live a more fulfilling life, whilst also less likely to develop emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. The good news is we can assist children in becoming more resilient. It is very important being resilient yourself, don’t pretend not to have problems but rather show that you’re able to cope and still get on with enjoying life. Children need to be treated as individual’s also remembering good communication of your concern and interest is essential to the child, also of importance is being honest about how you feel of which will show children that expressing your emotions is ok. Residential workers who have a determined resilience perspective will often make a positive and long lasting difference to looked after children’s
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