.Describe the Social, Economic and Cultural Factors That Will Impact on the Lives of Children and Young People

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1.describe the social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of children and young people (unit 7) There are many social, economic and cultural factors that will impact on the lives of the children and young people that we may work with.

Personal choice – Some families decide that they do not wish to live or act in away in which is viewed as outside the ' social norm ', for example such as being travellers or a child having same genders parents. The outcome of this factor is that there are people which may not be able to relate to the child or young persons families views. If a Child is from a travelling family there is a possibility that their development at school may be delayed due to being transferred from school to school.

Poverty – Families that live in poverty are more likely to suffer mental and physical problems and therefore may not be able to provide for their child as is required.

Housing and community - “ Poor housing conditions
increase the risk of severe ill-health or disability by up to 25 per cent during childhood and early adulthood. “
( Shelter leaflet )

“ Living in poor or overcrowded housing conditions also
affects a child’s ability to learn, which can have a lasting impact on a child’s chances of succeeding in life. Furthermore, the roots of later problems – such as offending and behaviour problems in adulthood – may be traceable to behavioural problems that emerge when children are growing up in poor housing conditions. “

( Shelter leaflet )

Children that live in Overcrowded and low quality housing housing and houses that are damp and infested can have a negative impact on a child or young persons development.

In areas where children and young people are exposed to challenging and anti-social behaviour, this too can have a negative affect on a young persons development. If a family feels like they have to isolate themselves to keep themselves away from the challenging and anti-social...
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