Children in foster care are the nation 's children, and we all bear a collective responsibility to ensure their healthy development while in state care. We can and should do more to return these children to wholeness, but it will require everyone who touches the lives of children in foster care—friends, families, communities, caseworkers, courts, and policymakers—to claim shared responsibility for the quality of those lives. Reforming the child welfare system requires all of these actors to build bonds and create a strong web of support for these vulnerable children. Reform is not a destination —it is an ongoing process of organizational self-examination, evaluation of practice, careful public oversight, and vigilant attention to outcomes. The route to reform is clear.
Disabled children have the same rights as any other child to feel safe and be protected from harm. According to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ “Safeguards for disabled children are essentially the same as for non-disabled children. Particular attention should be paid to promoting high standards of practice and a high level of awareness of the risks of harm, and strengthening the capacity of children and families to help themselves.” Disabled children are increasingly vulnerable to abuse and neglect which is why attention should be paid to their well-being. The guidance ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’ gives professionals advice on the indicators of abuse or neglect. According to ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’, indicators that a disabled child is being neglected or abused can be, “A bruise in a site that might not be of concern on an ambulant child, such as the shin, might be of concern on a non-mobile child, Not getting enough help with feeding leading to malnourishment, Poor toileting arrangement or Lack of stimulation” The guidance ‘Safeguarding disabled children – Practice Guidance’ is effective as it gives EYPs a view on how to safeguard children with additional needs as they are at an increased risk of neglect and abuse due to their vulnerability.
The children Act 1989 states that 'the welfare of the child is paramount' this means the child's health and social life is important no matters what and all the service agencies should cooperate together to give the best to the child as possible. Especially for the child's parents helping them understand their roles and responsibilities within the family.The general idea of how to look after a child
Life skills should be taught to the children in preparation for the future. Foster care is meant to normalize the child’s life as much as possible and give help where it is needed. Although the intent of the foster care system is protecting neglected children, it may be causing
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Legal Analysis The issues of workplace violence have become a major attention getter over the past decade. With an annual average of nearly nine hundred homicides, within the workplace and over a million employees suffering from assaults in the United States alone. According to the Office of Inspector General, (Report No 2E-10-105-0002) these facts along with other factors lead to the beginning of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), issuing the workplace violence citations under the General Duty Clause in 1993. The clause ensured that every employer would be required to provide a safe workplace environment for each employee that was covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The clause reads as follows
This also focuses attention on the important role of the key person/ key worker in a safeguarding high-quality care and learning experiences for young children. Practitioners have established that the mandatory welfare necessities are important for the early year’s basic safety, security and health. These also require to reassure parents and carers that their children will experience a good level of care in all settings. Each principle of the EYFS has four obligations which show practitioners which are putting the principle into practice, therefore supporting children in meeting the outcomes set out in the government’s programme for children, Every Child Matters which also supports the holistic development (Hughes and Doherty, 2009). However, some parts of the sector must have found it hard to provide the learning and development needs of the EYFS.
Child Welfare helps children all around the world to have their needs met and be put in families who will cater to those needs, and it helps families struggling financially to provide the proper care for their family. 4. New practices and types of child welfare are implemented often, including more Acts, agencies, and programs. 5. The main goals of child welfare are safety, permanency, and child and family well being.
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION 1. Definition of violence and physical violence. Violence is understood to mean “all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse” (United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2011). “Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm.” (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007). 2.
The main idea of this theory is what affects an individual, affects all the family members equally. “ Family system theory provides a framework for observing and understanding general characteristics of human relationships, individual functioning in the nuclear family, ways in which emotional problems are transmitted to the next generation as well as transmission of behavioural patterns over multiple generations…,”(Family violence: what health care providers need to know. Maren.E.Hyde-Nolan; Tracy Juliao, 2012) thus one gets a better understanding of family violence through the family system