E1. Describe three different types of settings which provide care and education for children in your area. Statutory – Primary School
Voluntary – Youth Network
Private – College
E2. Describe how each of the settings identified in E1 aims to support children and their families. Statutory (Primary School)
The quality of support, guidance and care provided for pupils and their families is strength. The head teacher provides dedicated leadership. In a relatively short period of time he has developed a good team spirit with a common purpose amongst the staff.
For a primary school to support parents/guardians, they need to be approachable. Families who are having issues should feel that they can come to the school for support. There are a few ways in which a primary school can help. •
Educational support. Like meeting up with parents/pupils, discussing progress, showing parents how they can help their child at home and encouraging good attendance.
Support in wider areas, such as providing adult education classes, and parenting classes.
Voluntary (Youth Network)
Our primary objective it to reduce anti – social behaviour and crime whilst giving young people choice, vision and direction.
Achieving lasting results.
Voluntary settings work hard to help all the children and young people. They provide opportunities for disadvantaged and disabled children to learn more about the world, and more about themselves. And whilst doing that, hope to raise their ambitions and improve their prospects for the future.
Private colleges aim to maintain a ‘gold standard’ of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling teachers to provide a well supported and professional educational experience, specifically tailored towards the individual student. Every student has a personal tutor, who is responsible for building a close working relationship with them, and being easy to talk to in times of difficulty. The tutor will be part of the course team and will have a teaching input, so will quickly get to know the student. Also, it’s important that students feel they can ask for advice and support, and talk about personal matters. They will help students to understand what is available in the College, how to get help with everything from money problems to health issues, and how to deal with the everyday difficulties.
E3. Describe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children. •
Children Act (1989)
The Children Act 1989 is designed to help keep children safe and well. If necessary, it helps a child to live with their family by providing services appropriate to the child's needs. The child’s wellbeing should be the vital thought for a court determining any question with respect to a child. The provision of safety and the wellbeing of a child. A Court must not make an order in respect of a child unless it considers that to make an order would be better for the child than not doing so. All children should be treated as individuals. Their opinions should be listened to and all decisions should take account to the feelings of the child. The Local Authorities should strive to work in partnership with the child. The parents, carers and others provided this approach is consistent with the child’s wellbeing.
Children Act (2004)
The Children’s Act 2004 was made with standards in mind for the care and support of children, some of these are:
To allow children to be healthy.
Allowing children to remain safe in their own environment. -
Helping children to enjoy life.
Assisting children in their mission to do well.
Help to make positive contributions.
Help achieve profitable stability for our children’s futures. This act was brought into being in order for the government in combination with social and health service bodies to help work towards these goals.
Childcare Act (2006)
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