‘Having a voice, having a choice’. Children have the right to take part not only giving opinions but choosing their agenda and making their own decisions. Children and young people’s participation is to make sure that all views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, to make sure they are supported in making positive contribution to their schools and local community. It is important to focus on all of the rules relating to child protection and safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. It is important that all children and young people are involves ad take part in a wide range of decision making
The insight that the EYLF sets out to achieve for cultural competence is ongoing learning and reflective practise. Educators need to engage and foster ongoing learning that is required and inclusion from other professionals when engaging in critical reflection. Critical reflection on matters such as professional reading, networking with other professionals in that same field, and learning from and connecting with families and the local community. The reflection includes reflection on relationships and partnerships with families, the extent to which diversity is respected and the curriculum supports high expectations and equity and also each staff members level of cultural competence. The EYLF also encourages children to develop positive relationships with others, and to respect diversity in order to develop social and civic skills, to establish and maintain respectful and trusting relationships with their peers and educators.
Advocacy ensures that people who are vulnerable have a voice for the voiceless on their behalf for the injustice and policies that may impact them directly. “Advocacy promotes equality, social justice and social inclusion” (Dalrymple & Boylan, 2013, p.203). Advocacy is helping or assisting an individual in acquiring the services they need. “Advocacy involves stepping forward on the behalf of the client to promote fair and equitable treatment or gain needed resources” (Zastrow, 2013, p. 46). Today’s societal influences have a great impact on the successful life style in which we want our kids to achieve in society.
Here at this child care we strongly feel and are committed in encouraging children and families from all social class, religion, race and disability to achieve his/her full potential. We are very aware of just how important it is to share awareness of diversity and cultural experiences to help others become aware of
According to Glover, (2001) it “involves creating a community that supports all dimensions of human differences, including culture, race, language, ability, learning styles, ethnicity, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and socioeconomic differences”. The importance of ant-bias education is said to empower children by providing tools that provide them with confidence, self-identity and self-knowledge. Anti-bias education requires both teachers and children to confront issues of difference and not cover them up. It is about a social change, and mindset regarding issues that people are afraid to discuss. For a number of researchers and early childhood scholars the most avoided topic over a period of time up until now is the argument on young children’s “bias” behavioural tendencies.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
INTRODUCTION Inclusion in education is the act of integrating and accommodating each student regardless of their learning difficulties, disabilities, or other special needs. That is why in our world today, parents, educators, and lawmakers are pushing for inclusion, for the right of each child with special needs to learn alongside their peers, to have the same access to opportunities and academic advantages, and to be able to take part and contribute in the community. In the field of education, inclusion has become a controversial topic, because of the ethical and legal issues that surrounds it. On one hand, it promotes equality and diversity among the student population and it is meant to accommodate each and every student despite their
My purpose was to advocate on behalf of a child by informing all the professionals present of the child’s wishes and feelings, as well as offer my professional opinion to persuade them on the child’s best interests. From my input, the Child Protection Plan noted specific positive and risk factors that I raised, including arrangement for the child to safely socialise with friends to boost their self-esteem and resilience, and the mother to not have inappropriate conversations in earshot of the child. Although the latter point linked to the mother’s behaviour, she was in agreement because she acknowledged my concern as genuine due to us already having an established rapport. Multi-agency working has been consistent throughout my time on placement, either during professional meetings, like core groups which I have chaired, or on a daily basis via telephone or face-to-face. Whenever information has been shared between professionals it has been done appropriately and respectfully, on a need to know basis and with prior parental consent, unless this put the child at risk of harm.
For that reason, they formulate effective strategies and implement new Act and laws regarding the social benefits of special need children. With the help of these Acts, it encourages special students to get the education properly and compete with the outer world viably. It is found that in most of the countries numerous benefits are there that were given by their government to special needs children in order to assist them to recover from the disease
Each of the programs emphasizes training and educating the community integration. Through the community integration services Hudspeth Regional Center seeks to achieve great outcomes for all persons served. The research implies that the transition process has become more accruable and allows the person with a disability to have an interpersonal relationship with their care giver and the community. It will benefit parents/guardians that want their love ones closer to
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) It is a national membership organization to provide a forum for special education teachers and teachers in training. In its website the members can enhance the profession of special education, furthermore they can find ideas and support in that career. NASET was founded to meet the critical need of special education teachers and to promote that profession. Their mission is to build public support for high quality special education programs to ensure that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. This organization provides support, assistance and encourages the professional development of its members through networking, publications and membership
Agency of Focus San Mateo County Department of Children and Family Services (CFS) works with children and their families to preserve and reunite families. CFS is committed to ongoing child welfare improvements to enhance supportive services to children and families and build on the foundation of safety and risk, prevention, and permanency. The mission statement of San Mateo County Human Services Agency (HSA) is to enhance the well-being of children, adults, and families by providing professional, responsive, caring, and supportive services. Children and Family Services’ mission statement is aligned with HSA’s mission and vision for all San Mateo County residents. CFS is dedicated to assist “.
Acknowledge and draw on parental knowledge and expertice in relation to their child. Focus on the children 's strengths as well as areas of additional need. Recognise the personal and emotional investment of parents and carers and be aware of their feelings. Ensure that parents and carers understand procedures, are aware of how to access support in preparing their contribution and are given documents to be discussed well before the meeting. Respect the validity of differing perspectives and seek constructive ways of reconciling different viewpoints.
ACS-subsidized child care has two purposes. It advances family prosperity by permitting parents to focus more on their employment. In addition it supports child defense, child care and preventive administrations, and serves families that are destitute or need of child watch over restorative or social reasons. In the meantime, it gives the childrens a strong establishment for proper advancement and training. Instructors and assistants work to help kids grow physically, socially, and inwardly, and every system worked by an associated patron has an instructive segment to advance in school.