children and young people
Unit number: CYP Core 3.7
1.1. Describe the social, economic and cultural
factors that will impact on the lives of children and
At Whorlton Hall part of my role is to be aware of issues that have a positive or negative influence on children’s lives. Poverty – A family living on a low income might not be able to provide for their children as hoped. Accommodation may be poor which can have an effect on the mental and physical health of children and their parents.Offending or anti social behaviour – Such as behaviour by parents of a child may result in a child being taken into care.Disability – The disability of a parent or child could affect educational provision, cause poverty or mean that the child is a carer. Support or respite care may be needed for the child or young person.Bereavement and loss – Losing a family member or friend can affect the emotional and physical health of children and their parents. Adults losing a child or partner may find caring for any remaining children difficult.Ethnic beliefs and customs – This could affect the dietary needs of children, clothing, customs or other aspects of their lives. 1.2. Explain the importance and impact of poverty on
outcomes and life chances for children and young
This can result from low income, unemployment, parental separation, illness or disability, addictions, or criminal activities. Children may suffer malnutrition or a poor diet as a result of their parents being unable to afford quality food. This could result in lack of concentration or poor performance at school. They could also suffer other health related issues. They may be the subject of bullying as a result of their clothing or because they do not have the latest ‘must have’ accessories. They will probably miss out on further education due to the costs involved, or as a result of the need to find employment to help support the family....