BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in H&SC
10 Caring for Children and Young people
Caring for children, young people and their families
Task 1 (P1)
Imagine that you are a researcher for a local radio station and you have been asked to put together a piece on looked after children and young people.
Task 2 (P2,M1 M2, D1)
Imagine you are a young parent and have recently moved into a new area with your two young children, following separation from your partner who was drinking and abusive. You are worried about the behaviour of your children and are concerned about them being looked after. You carry out research to find out the support available in your local area and decide to organise the information into a resource pack you can refer to easily if necessary.
Task 3 (P3)
Produce a written document which would identify and explain different factors that would lead to the suspicion of child maltreatment and abuse
Task 4 (P4 & D2)
You are a support assistant and two of the children give you cause for concern that they may be experiencing some maltreatment or abuse. You find it helpful to explain the factors that could lead to the suspicion of child maltreatment or abuse in your report.
Task 5 (P5 & M3)
Explain the strategies and methods that can be used to support children, young people and their families where abuse is suspected or confirmed. Ensure you explain how these strategies/methods help children and their families. (P5) Assess strategies and methods that are used and how they minimise the harm to children, young people and their families where abuse is confirmed. You need to also assess why some strategies are more effective than others and explain your reasons. (M3)
Task 1 (P1)
Carry out some independent research and use a report to outline why children and young people may need to be looked after away from their families.
Looked after children: following the imposition of a care order by the court; with the agreement of their parents
Potential reasons: family related, eg following a bereavement/loss of a parent, parental illness or incapacity (hospitalisation, mental ill health, substance misuse); suspected or actual maltreatment; child or young person related, eg health problems, behavioural problems, learning difficulties, disability, as a result of committing an offence
Task 2 (P2, M1, M2, D1)
Outlines the arrangements for providing quality care for looked after children and young people (P2) Discuss how policies and procedures help children, young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after (M1) – add to the notes to discuss the role of policies and procedures in more detail Explains the roles and responsibilities of two members of the children’s workforce in relation to looked after children and young people (M2) Evaluate the regulation of care provision for children and young people (D1) – in order to judge the quality of the provision for looked after children research the role of regulators and use inspection reports for local providers to evaluate provision in the local area by comparing the strengths and weaknesses and use the comparison to explain your judgement.
Legislation/legal framework: relevant to home country; relevant sections from, eg United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989, Every Child Matters (ECM) 2003, The Children Act 1989, 2004, The Human Rights Act 1998, The Data Protection Act 1998, Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Parents 2000, Common Assessment Framework (England); other relevant local policies
Care available: foster care; respite care; residential childcare; adoption; planning for care in partnership with the child or young person, their parents, and other...
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