Understand How The Social, Economic And Cultural Environment Affect On The Outcomes Of Children And Young People

2548 Words Aug 11th, 2015 11 Pages
CT232/CU232 - UNDERSTAND HOW TO SUPPORT POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
1. Understand how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people.
1.1 Describe the social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of children and young people.
There are many issues in our broader society that will affect the lives of children and young people such as:
 Social factor could be dealing with the loss of a family member, affecting the emotional and physical health of all the family.
 Economic factor could be if a parent is out of work and finding it difficult to pay the bills, clothe and feed their family and living in poverty.
 Cultural factor could be if the child is dealing with discrimination because they may have different cultures or customs, or choose to live differently to many of us, such as same gender parents, or the travelling community. This can affect schooling and the emotional, social health of a child. Some cultures will result in the child being excluded from certain activities in settings.

1.2 Explain the importance and impact of poverty on outcomes and life chances for children and young people.
Living in poverty can have a significant impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people. They are more disadvantaged in comparison to their peers who do not live in poverty. Living in poverty can cause stress on families, constant worry about…
Open Document