This assignment has been completed by answering the questions under each sub section.
1. Understand the factors that may impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people:
1 Identify the factors that impact on outcomes and life chances for children and young people:
Social and Community Pressures
Abuse & Neglect
Violent and/or offending family or personal backgrounds
Race, gender, sexual orientation
2 Explain the critical importance of poverty in affecting outcomes and life chances:
Experiencing poverty does not only affect children and young people in the immediate term but also goes onto affect them into adulthood, in other words children and young people do not adapt to this living environment. Poverty shows its damage to Children or young people in different outcomes such as Education & Health.
Education – Research tells us that children and young people from poor families are lower down in their levels of education across all stages of the curriculum. A gap of nine months (on average) in learning shows poorer children to be behind that of Children coming from wealthy families when both groups of children are only 3 years of age (the brain is at this age is 80% developed). This gap increases as children remaining in poverty become older when compared to children of the same age that come from more affluent backgrounds. By the age of 11 Children who receive free school meals (sometimes their only meal of the day as children can suffer from malnutrition as a result of poverty) are estimated to be nearly 3 times behind that of children classed as living outside of poverty and alarmingly as the child becomes older the gap in attaining a good level of education increases until they finish secondary school.
In addition children from low income families cannot afford to