While it is tricky to prioritize one risk factor above another, we identified that it is crucial that all available evidences are considered in developing a sustaining approach to practice in the area of children in care. Specifically, our intended evidence-based model should contribute to the formulation of placement stability practice in the real by integrating dynamic interactions in its formation. We considered dynamic interaction to mirror the real world instead of developing a mix and balance between risk and protective influences thus making the model static and nonresponding to different situations in the real
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.
Social work has the responsibility to safeguard children and young people from potential harm from anybody could be from family members, carers or others. Different local authorities provide different levels of support. It has a statutory obligation to safeguard vulnerable children and promote their well-being and to provide support and a range of services to families and co-ordination of
The steps we need to take to enact this are clear, however there are some notable limitations. Families offered educational and support services may decline, privacy conditions may prevent too much involvement in homes, and having such a wide variety of community diversities, needs, ethnicities, and cultures could interfere. Also, there being complexities in the family law system and the state/territory child protection system as the peer reviewed article by Rachel Carson “Identifying and responding to family violence and child safety concerns” confirms. While these limit the prevention of child abuse, it makes it even more necessary to start approaching child maltreatment as individual communities. Mike Dewine, state senator of Ohio, said it best in his speech as he addressed problems like poverty and child abuse when he said “It’s about protecting and humanity and giving a sense of hope and dignity to all” (Dewine).
Alicia is in a bind because she wants to give the kids the right to self-determination but she also wants to protect them. According to the NASW code of ethics, "social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self-determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Social workers may limit clients' right to self-determination when, in the social workers' professional judgment, clients' actions or potential actions pose a serious, foreseeable, and imminent risk to themselves or others" (NASW, 2008). When Alicia reached out to Pete Anderson, the clinical director of WCF, to seek advice on how to respond to the group, his response was that she not tell them what to do but help them come to their own conclusions. However, this is also an issue of confidentiality being that it is inappropriate for her to share this information with anyone else unless she informs the group of this disclosure.
Knowing their needs is important to adapt the practices and to respect them as individuals. According to the author (Raymond, 2012), the perception of the students about the services they receive determine the outcome of the education efforts. For that, the teachers ' role is to guarantee that the student does not feel inferior, unequal, wich would be the negative conotation of the special education placement (Raymond, 2012). Instead of focusing on their difficulties, teachers should focus on reducing the gaps with more inclusive
Conflict among infants and toddlers do happen. It is important to allow them to experience conflict with our support. They are allowed to safely engage in conflict and resolve it their way and learn to handle conflict by themselves, rather than the staff resolving it for them. Supervision is crucial, and getting down to the child’s level when communicating shows
Foster Care System Downfalls: The foster care system is setup to provide needs and protect children who have been neglected or abused. The main goal of the system is to take the children out of dangerous homes, and relocate them to a safe home, and to hopefully reunite the children with their biological families. While they are in foster care, their life should be greatly improved. Help should be given to those who are struggling with mental and emotional disabilities. Life skills should be taught to the children in preparation for the future.
It is also important so that parents would be aware of how the way they treat their children or for them to be able to give importance to their children fairly to avoid inequality because it will affect the child’s personality (Sampson, 1993). When there is inequality or lack of parental investment, the children is more to be rebellious and adventurous for the pursuit of parental investment (Sulloway,
They needs to keep difference by eliciting the client’s verbal expression of concerns, their reasons to change and should encourage their optimism regarding change. Counselors need to be polite and positive in knowing things rather than confronting it directly. The counselor needs to emphasis on supporting the client’s self – efficacy. They must give positive feedback to encourage client’s motivation to change. Counselor should not do any direct confrontation to their clients or else it will lead to denial tendency of the client.
Correspondingly, child abuse provides community education programs regarding the recognition of abuse and neglect which introduces a helpful framework of conceptualizing the types of agencies who offer child abuse prevention and treatment mechanisms (Gladding & Newname, 2014, Pg. 374). Whereas, Gladding and Newsome (2014) mention that college mental health services provide support within their practices to address the issues which pertain to their mental health, relationships, and behaviors throughout their time on campus, notably stress, homesickness/adjustment, complex trauma or dating violence, and drug and alcohol abuse (Pg. 381-386). Although they aim to research the best practices to support their population, in contrast to having different populations.