The actâ€™s main provisions will come into effect in 2008. Every Child Matters Every Child Matters: Change for Children is a new approach to the wellbeing of children and young people from birth to age 19.
Beth Walston-Dunham (2011) explains that in deciding on which parent to grant child custody, the courts usually place great consideration on the best interests of the children, before other factors. These are the interests that ensure that the child’s psychological and emotional wellbeing is upheld in the aftermath of a divorce. A divorce brings with it very dramatic changes into the lives of the children. Because of these, the courts have been tasked to examine a number of factors that affect the life and needs of the children after a divorce. The courts have majorly granted child custody to the parent who offers the most suitable parenting environment that meets the needs of the children as well as one that is least disrupts their life, (Walston-Dunham,
Some cultures will have different boundaries than other and also gestures that mean one thing in one culture can be unaccepted in another. For example in some cultures it is seen as unacceptable to look someone directly in the eye, especially and elder. Finding out things like these can help with effective communication. Showing respect to someone of another culture with help to breakdown barriers and make communication more effective. If it were a parent of a child at the school you worked in this would be very important if you needed to discuss something with them.
During high-conflict divorces, the parties may not have the ability to work with each other, even for the good of the children. It is also seen in families where domestic violence has occurred, it may be necessary to seek the assistance of a child custody evaluator in the issue of custody arrangements. In these and other situations, the use of psychological testing assist the evaluator to attempt to determine and review the psychological make-up of the parties, their possible personality deficits, and their potential for distortion or outright lying. Psychological testing may also allow the evaluator to learn more about the parties' personality traits, how these traits can affect their parenting styles, as well as how they may impact upon interactions between the parents. This information becomes useful when the evaluator is called upon to make recommendations to the court with regard to custody, visitation, and assist in developing a general parenting plan for the
However, some parents will try to protect this process which can harm their child by them not accepting responsibility on their own. An article by Dr. Nathan Lents has given the audience a view about those who tend to be overprotective parents are actually not
The current framework is the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which states that working with parents and other professional is essential and has an impact on a practitioners practice. The parents know their child the best therefore it is important to communicate with them in order to find out the child’s interest and dislikes. As he EYFS states in the article 3.68, “Providers must maintain records and obtain and share information to ensure the safe and efficient management of the setting, and to help ensure the needs of all children are met. ”- EYFS 2014
The strategy where stated to intervene at two levels, the policy level and the community level aiming to review existing policies and legal documents by developing new ideas as well as proper approaching the community through comprehensive education and proper leadership skills. One expected output of the framework is delivering of a comprehensive age appropriate information and education for adolescent and young people. Action plans involves workshop programs for counsellors and primary/secondary school teachers, development trainings for social workers and peer-educators, integrated life skills educations of teenage pregnancy issues on curriculum school syllabus and designing comprehensive national behavior and social change communications. This strategy framework is unique because it deals with children, aiming to assist every individual on the transition period from childhood to adolescence. Investing on workshop training developments for teachers and counsellors is an important move as well because mentors are professionally cultivated with evidence base to be a competent confident therapist in whatever situation
• Encouragement: if children are not given the praise and encouragement they need, this will affect their relationships and friendships as they get older and they will have poor attachment this can develop into anxiety, depression and they will lack motivation. • Learning difficulties are also a factor that influences a child’s development. Children with learning difficulties will need extra support with certain areas of development and may develop low self-esteem because they get annoyed with themselves for not being able to do something, such as a simple numeracy problem or read a book. External factors affecting learning and development are likely to be limited access to services and support, but parents and carers may not be aware of this.
It is important to respect and appreciate the “tastes and needs of children instead of applying guidelines” (130). There are also “explicit and implicit” social problems that are associated with age banding (135). These social problems include giving adults the power to control what their kids read, “preventing readers” from trying to read above their age, and not allowing children to stay updated on current
It ensures that all the understanding, encounters and insights gained through working with the children and families in need are heard at Governmental level. Meaning that Barnardos compiles relevant data, findings and keys issues observed in surveys and voices these concerns to governmental bodies on behalf of the public, children and their families. Barnardos influence and impacts policy process by advocating for the rights of children through their campaigns and analysis of implemented policies. For instance, the Irish government is in the midst of a debate on the implementation of a new Domestic Violence Bill. Barnardos provides abused children a “voice” by recommending practical changes to the bill such as a systematic inclusion of the impact of domestic abuse of children in all risk assessments undertaken, removing legal fees for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, introduce an on-call judge system that Gardai can utilise to issue emergency barring orders for crises that occur outside of office hours.
I understand now how the developmental theories can introduce a clear understanding about the case conceptualization not only for the children, but also for the adults and the children 's future as well. As Adler-Tapia, R. (2012) stated that “The studies included here are about the overwhelming evidence that the earliest relationship not only has significant impact on the child health and development, but even the quality of the individuals future relationship” (p.39). As a future therapist, I need to look carefully to the child 's parent attachment dynamic to understand the child suffers and gain more information about the child which it could lead me to choose the right intervention. As Adler-Tapia, R. (2012) stated that “In psychotherapy, it is important for the therapist to assess the quality of the child 's attachment with parent. The parent 's attachment and trauma history will provide a great deal of information about the relationship between parent and child”
In the report he mainly recommends that social services and other professionals are given appropriate training to do their job in correct manner. Like this the informations which are related to childâ€TMs safety are correctly handled and shared between agencies to promote childrenâ€TMs welfare. All schools in England apart from the main legislation (which I mentioned above) must follow policies and procedures set by their Local Safeguarding Children Boards. I can mentioned for example Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families 2000 (providing understanding and recording what happening to CYP within their families) or Working Together to Safeguard
Practitioners can implement this into practice through a number of ways such as both observing and understanding the development and learning of each individual child, before assessing any learning progress and planning the next course of action. The idea that children’s learning and development should be closely observed and assessed can be linked to Plato (427 B.C–346 B.C). Plato believed that it is observation that allows practitioners an insight into what children are interested in, what they are good at, and where they may need additional support; from this they are then able to plan any next steps. A Unique child also states that both children and their family should be respected and value, this belief was shared by Robert Owen (1771-1858.) Robert Owen opened a school for the children of his factory workers in order to provide the workers with childcare, and the children with education.
The ethical considerations when working with 11-18 year old children is these LAC have experience interference in their childhood which has led them to be taken into the care system. Their vulnerably and complex issues will have to be taken into consideration and these issues need to be taken into consideration throughout the whole study. The sensitivity of these children sharing parts of their life experiences and talking about the local authority whom make decisions about their future needs empathy. The young people having to talk negatively after meetings may be a restricted or worried. So, the location for these young people to discuss their views after meetings need to also be taken into consideration so they do not give misleading or inadequate
According to the text, self-determination is respect for a client’s own choices. The reason this is difficult to do when working with children's is that they don't understand that their environment may be harmful to them and might think their situation is normal and the same with other families. For example, a child, who needs to be removed from an abusive household, might prefer to be with their family than some random stranger. For example, in the book, "The Glass Castle", which is based on a true story, the children in the book were lived in very poor conditions, were barely fed by their parents, and were also neglected by their parents, but the children never seek out help because their father constantly told that child protective services