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UNIT 1 – AN INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH CHILDREN

E1: Describe THREE different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area. This must include ONE example from the: Statuary sector
Voluntary sector
Private sector
They are all sorts of different types of provision and services for children. The statutory sector is a service that has to be available by law and is free of charge for example legislation has been passed which needs either the Government or Local authorities to provide them. The organisations that are set up are controlled and funded by the Government, such as public schools and NHS run hospitals. (Tassoni, P (2007) Childcare in Education. England, Heinemann – Book). The statutory sector is funded by people who pay taxes and national insurance etc. Voluntary sector is service provided by organisations such as charities where some or all of their funding comes from donations. It is the main of the social activity which is commenced by organisations that are for non-profit and non-governmental. Private sectors is a profit making services and are a part of the economy which is owned and measured by private individuals and business organisations such as private and public limited companies. E2: Describe how EACH of the types of settings identified in E1 aims to support children and their families. Statutory services are regularly a free of charge. An example to describe this is schools. The Government is legally obliged to give schools for children and to pay money to the local authority or in some cases directly to the school for their running. In the opposite a local authority has a responsibility in law to support children who are in need. It means that they might pay for respite care or holidays clubs for some children. It also helps support their families by including services such as social workers, foster homes and residential care. Many statutory services promote children health and well-being such as health visitors, family doctors and speech and language therapist. Voluntary organisations may provide some of the statutory services and will be paid by the local authority or Government. Voluntary organisations may also offer subsided and in some instances free services. Home start is an example of a charity that supports parents; it provides volunteers free of charge to assist new parents. Voluntary organisations also have a key role in contributing towards local planning of children’s services and in representing the views and interests of children and families. Full price services are often ‘extra’ services and are usually run by the private sector. A dance school, for example may charge full price for their education services.

E3: Describe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children. The main legislation that supports the right of children is ‘The children Act 1989’. The aim of the children act is to protect children who may be at risk. It will keep the child out of danger and if so it helps the child to live with their family by given the services appropriate to the child’s needs. This will introduce the term ‘Parental responsibility’ rather than the mutual law concept of custody. The child care law relates to children being provided somewhere to stay. They believe that: Children would be best suited in their own homes

Parents/ Guardians should continue to involve with their children and any law proceedings that may concern them, and that law proceedings should be avoidable in most instances. The children shouldn’t be removed from their houses, families or contact finished The children’s well-being should be advertised between the two partnership family and the local authority The child needs to make sure it is arising by race, religion, language and culture. It must be taken into their account and have a understanding of this The accommodation that can provide can be for volunteer basis. The person...
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