Analysis of a Child Essay

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Analysis of a Child This assignment describes and analyses my involvement with a 13-year-old client Joe Smith, who was temporarily supported under section 25 (voluntary) of the Children's (Scotland) Act 1995 to be Looked After and Accommodated by the Local Authority. The process of intervention will be discussed from pre-engagement, assessment and gathering of information to client interaction and networking with other agencies. Using reflection, I will critically analyse how I planned and responded to the needs and risks in regard to Joe, and assess my role and the impact of my intervention. I shall also discuss my learning outcomes and the process of supervision. The theoretical knowledge…show more content…
(Scottish Executive Central Research Unit, No 147) The problems faced in this community are unemployment, disproportionately inadequate housing, and low educational attainment. Frank Field (1989) argues that people such as the long-term unemployed and lone parents are excluded from society in terms of "their income, life changes and aspirations. (Oppenheim 1996:17) This placement is located in such a council estate. There are a high percentage of single parents, a very high crime rate, of drug and alcohol dependency affecting many adults and children. (Greater Easterhouse Development Company, 1996) Many of the client(s) and the children in this area are caught in the poverty trap, and on benefit. Indeed, according to research, 50% of social work clients are on benefits. (Becker & MacPherson, 1986 p 345) The majority of clientele who use the service are mainly white albeit varying in age, gender and social status. There is no distinct ethnic grouping in the area therefore the opportunity to work with individuals from an ethnic majority background is limited. According to research, the small size and scattered

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