United Kingdom as a nation has national minimum standards requirements for children’s care homes. The current policies that govern those minimum standards include Children Leaving Care Act 2000, Human Rights Act 1998, Office for National Statistics and Local Authority circulars (e.g. LAC (2004). There is emphasis on multi-agency working following a child centred
This essay will examine the past and present social policy regarding looked after children in the UK, dating back to the late 1970’s. It will examine how the policy has evolved over the last thirty years, and whether political and economical influences have impacted on its development. This essay will also seek to explore what impact the policies regarding looked after children have on the members of society it is aimed at assisting.
Children and Young Peoples Act 2008, which ensures all children and young people receive social work services, accommodation, well-being, education, money and protection orders – all of which ensure the child is safe and looked after;
Sometimes needs may be found essential to the child. However it could be parenting skills that then could be harmful for the child’s wellbeing. For example, A sick parent may need practical and emotional support depending on the illness and the developing needs of the child. Therefore in these cases the social workers should provide package of support services at the home. However if parents are disabled then the child may not be identified as need but that could be a factor. However under the section 17 of the act the child is able to be looked after their parent at home. However in other circumstances such as social problems, relationship problem in the family, then a support of respite care may be withstand the child’s longer term wellbeing with in the family.
Why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families.
Within this assignment I will evaluate the regulation of care provision for looked after children. I found that two organisations supports and give guidance to schools and services which support looked after children (OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission). They are both similar but highly different in which institutes they inspect. I have analysed the OFSTED report for Pool Hayes Arts and Community School. This showed and supported the roles and responsibilities I have explained in my previous M2.
■ Individual Planning for Children and Young People Living in Out-of-Home Placements: Policy and Procedures (May 2007);
The responsibility of a corporate parent is to provide the level of support, care and protection of a good parent would give to their own child. This includes promoting their health, education, social and emotional needs.
Working together to Safeguard Children (2010) sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. Working Together is addressed to practitioners and frontline managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers in:
P1-There are many different reasons why children and young people may need to be looked after which are unforeseen, unexpected and planned situations. Common reasons could involve family related issues including: family breakdown, bereavement, loss of parent, illness or incapacity of a parent such as: hospitalisation, substance misuse or mental health needs, which means there is no one else to provide care. A Child or young person are suspected or actually being maltreated. Children and young person related: health issues, behavioural problems, disability, learning difficulties or rejection by parent as a result of a new partner or because of the child or young person’s behaviour. The child or
In this report for Serious Topics Radio Station i will discuss the reasons why a child gets taken away from their parents/ guardian and need to be looked after. I will also talk about the short and long-term solutions. Children are generally best cared for within their own families. However, there are times when children aren't able to live with their families. If a child isn’t able to live with their parents, they may be taken to care.
This Act, which regulates the childcare in England, formalise the important strategic role of local authorities play through a set of duties. These duties require
Social work is a career that I have always been interested in, especially working with children and families. Helping people overcome obstacles and making the most of themselves is a very rewarding and yet a challenging career. I’ll have the chance to meet a variety of different people with different problems from cases of abuse and neglect as well as supporting those in the care system. I am particularly interested in working with children and families who often form the most vulnerable service users, developing a professional and trusting relationship with them, hopefully enabling them to participate fully in society.
When families need child care for their children, it is important they get the child care that they need. Children who have spent more time in a child care have results from their experience. They will more likely show results including better math and reading scores, and social skills as well.