There are many factors that will influence a child young persons development and well being. Poor diet or lack of food will have an effect and can also contribute to the child/person suffering from health issues as a consequence. This will affect there emotions and maybe hormones, they may appear withdrawn or suffer from a low self esteem, they may have problems with there sleep pattern. They may have been left alone to fend for themselves there family background may be non existant so they have no ideas how to form relationships or have ever had any form of security provided, they may have never seen a doctor or dentist which would also have a affect to their health and wellbeing.
We can support children and young people by providing them with advice and information about there choices and options they have. Comment on there appearance of there clothes abd there environment help them make correct choices to promote there self esteem, encourage them to find there hidden talents, encourage them to talk about there interests and abilities and encourage them to participate inn recreational activities, show them what options are available to them , give them praise upon there achievements.
Explain the meaning of goals and targets familiarise them within a plan , identify areas they will aim for as there targets, include them in the planning process contribute to building of there self esteem of the children and young persons within your care.
When planning a child or young persons goals and targets involve the child or young person within the planning and ensure that the planning process is realistic. Make sure the tasks and activities are achievable, there is no point in making the tasks that they will not be achieved ,