.Describe the Social, Economic and Cultural Factors That Will Impact on the Lives of Children and Young People

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1.describe the social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of children and young people (unit 7)
There are many social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of the children and young people that we may work with.

Personal choice – Some families decide that they do not wish to live or act in away in which is viewed as outside the ' social norm ', for example such as being travellers or a child having same genders parents. The outcome of this factor is that there are people which may not be able to relate to the child or young persons families views. If a Child is from a travelling family there is a possibility that their development at school may be delayed due to being transferred
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Offending or anti-social behaviour - Some families that display offending or challenging anti social behaviour families may end up with their children being taken into care.

Health status - A child with poor health may have to have the support that they receive at home and whilst in education adjusted to meet the needs of them. Parents that rely on their children to be Child carers may suffer if their children become ill.

Disability - if there is a parent or a child in the family that has a disability, this could affect the family especially if the child is used as a carer for their parents. In some cases respite care may be needed for families with family members that are disabled and this can cause family disruptions and inconsistency in a young persons care especially if the respite care is for overnight visits away from home.

Health support - whilst a child or family member is receiving support for a health issue this could possibly affect continuity of care, education, development and income.

Addictions – Children that live with adults that are addicts may be relied upon by the adults at times to be their main carers. At times these young people may feel isolated and unable to tell people what they are experiencing at home, they may experience stressful situations and may be living in the poverty that
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