Introduction This academic essay will be discussing the timeline of change through policies and procedures in child residential care settings with the main focus being on child abuse. The Madonna House Report although not published until 1996, will be briefly discussed due to the coming about of the Child Care (Placement of Children in Residential Care) Regulations 1995 that became part of the Child Care Act 1991. There will be a mention of some of the Standards that were set out in The Child Care (Standards in Children’s Residential Centres) Regulations 1996 which was also added to the Child Care Act 1991. The National Children’s Standards 2001 will be discussed as to how they have influenced the protection of children in residential care
Additionally, family reunification involves the process of determining under what prescribed circumstances this contact should occur within the parameters of a clear safety plan. The ability of family members to supervise the process and of professionals to monitor each step is essential to success and the safety of everyone involved. When the person sexually abused someone outside of the home, the family reunification process may not include the child who was abused but may need to address other potentially at risk children who may or may not live within that home. Even when reunification is with the child or child’s family, additional conditions may be applied (Gilligan & Bumby,
Olga Khazan, author of No Spanking, No Time Out, No Problem, writes about her interview with child Psychologist, Alan Kazdin. During the interview, Kazdin really goes into child psychology, and how typical and popular parenting methods may not prove effective on children anymore. Both Khazan and Kazdin attempt to tap into the emotions of existing parents, or parents-to-be, by giving scenarios and examples of child behavior and personal experiences. One may definitely notice throughout the text that author, Khazan, attempts to manipulate with the way that she writes. Khazan dives deep into one side of the psychology of children and the effects that discipline may have on children.
A counselor will incorporate informed consent that the counselor will explain to the parents and adolescents. Informed consent will include the parents allowing adolescents the opportunity to be included in explaining medications to adolescents that can understand between ages 12-18. For example, Junior mother fear that her son will cause her harm. Inform consent relates to issues that include harm to others, child protection, lawbreaking, and communicating for the good of the adolescents that is called catch-all (Foreman, 2006). In addition, the second issue is confidentiality.
Having social workers talk to families and suggesting solutions is important for this problem. First, the social worker will define physical punishment. Then, they will talk to the parents of each family and explain the risk of violence in a household, such as affecting a child's physical and mental health. As families are informed of the consequences of violence, solutions would be presented. Educating parents the authoritative parenting style and encouraging parents to follow this method is the start to a healthy family.
This means that we need to stand up for the patient and speak on the patients behalf where we feel that the patient is unable to do so for themselves. If mental, sexual, financial or physical abuse is suspected then it is the nurses duty to try and find out from the patient what is happening and who is abusing them. Once the nurse has a good idea of who is abusing the patient he/she needs to speak on behalf of the patient to SANC, the matrom of the ward, the patients family and potentially even the police if need be. Performing an assessment: The nurse concerned about the patient’s wellbeing should ask the patient about the way in which they are being treated, check the patients skin integrity as well as looks for any bruises or signs of physical or sexual abuse on the patient’s body. The nurse should observe the way in which the patient acts towards each staff member (are they afraid, permissive, angry, scared around a particular member of staff?)
If someone takes their ex-wife, ex-husband, etc. to the court and they reject to pay child support, the might have to pay a penalty fee, have their license retracted and they might even be forced to go to jail. Child support is a system in which money is paid for the care, supervision and protection of a minor; the payments are made specifically by a divorce spouse or guardian of the child. The child support does not only include food and clothing, it also covers medical care, extracurricular activities, school fees and others. It is supposed that to establish how much money the parents should give to support their child the court should take into account various factors such as their earnings and their ability to pay.
This is in the presents of their parents and the police must keep records of their warning encase the young person comes to the attention of the police again. There last resort is sending the young person to prosecution through the courts. This is for more serious crimes and is usually an offender who has had
Per the website Study.com (n.d.), Juvenile Probation Officers’ primary job duties are supervising youth who have been in the juvenile justice system. Typically, these juvenile offenders have recently been released from juvenile detention and have returned to live with their families. The purpose of a Juvenile Probation Officer is to prevent the juvenile from reoffending. To prevent reoffending the Juvenile Probation Officer regularly meets with the juvenile and their families to ensure the juvenile is following the guidelines of the courts ("Juvenile Probation Officers | Job Description and Duties," n.d.). According to Learningpath.org (n.d.), some of the methods used by Juvenile Probation Officers to help prevent youths from reoffending include
A DBS check can check if a person has any of the following – unspent/spent convictions, cautions, a consideration status, suitability Information or prescribed Court Orders. Searching police records and, in relevant cases barred list information and then issuing a DBS certificate to the applicant can prevent potential danger. Information released on DBS certificates can be extremely sensitive and personal. Therefore, a code of practice for recipients of criminal record information has been developed to ensure that any information they get is handled fairly and used properly. Working with children or vulnerable adults, you’ll need a DBS check to confirm you’re an eligible candidate It helps employers to decide whether you’re a good fit, it’s
This is a needs assessment analysis that targeted an old model of issuing identification cards to abuse victims trying to leave their abuser, which was problematic because of the time it took to issue the cards and the methods it employed requiring the victims to prove who they are. This assessment, evaluation of an old government model was to determine if the new model was more effective than the old model for this particular program and if the officials tasked with issuing new and or replacement identification to the women and their families
The overarching goal of Child Protective Services (CPS) is to protect children from instances of future abuse or neglect. In general, CPS is responsible for investigations of allegations of abuse and neglect, to initiate child protective proceedings and place children into foster homes when needed, with each state taking a different approach in how their agency is structured and operated. In the state of New York, CPS “first obligation is to help the family with services to prevent its break-up or to reunite it if the child has already left home” (FindLaw, 2016). The protection of the child focuses “on the child in the context of the family, and recognizes the value of the family to the child” (NY Committee on Children and Families, 2001).
If both are absent, the matter should be referred to another member of the Senior Leadership Team. • Any member of staff has an issue or concern relating to child protection, he should immediately discuss the matter with the Headteacher or Deputy Headtacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team if they are not available. • Allegations of child abuse is always be given the highest priority and referred immediately to the Headteacher. • The Headteacher will then decide on appropriate course of action based on London Borough of Hounslow’s Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Young People in Schools and Education Settings. Ongoing Support Following a disclosure by a child, it is important that the staff member continues in a supportive relationship with the child in the following ways: • Maintaining a positive relationship with the child.
The first technique is time, the longer the child has the memory of what happened the easier he may become confused on the reality of what happened. The child must be interviewed immediately after the crime occurs to receive the most accurate recall of events (Kail and Cavanaugh, 2013). Waiting too long the child may become confused on the details of what happened, and be influenced by speaking with another person. Similar to the game telephone, the more recollection and passing of information through to people, the more the information becomes distorted and influenced by outside sources. A child could say to a family member, “I saw a tall brown haired man stab Mom,” and the family member could say, “that sounds like the neighbor Steve!”, and then the child could become influenced by this, and tell the detective, “I saw Steve stab my
The writer has a responsibility to the client by promoting and maintaining their well-being which includes her safety, physical, and mental well-being. However, if any aspect of the well-being is violated the writer is required by law to report that a client has abused a child or has threatened to harm self or others (National Association of Social Workers, 1999). In Lesley’s case, the writer has to break confidentially and mandate to report the sexual relationship the client is having with the 25-year-old to Child Protective Services. According to New York State law when an adult has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age of consent which is 17, this is called statutory