Caring for Children and Young
People
Unit 10
Unit Outcomes
By the end of this unit all students will be able to:
• 1:- Know why children and young people might
need to...
Lesson Objectives
By the end of the lesson all students will be
able to:
• Define the term care order
• Describe potential...
Some Stats
• Approximately 46,700 children in the UK are known
to be at risk of abuse right now.
• One in four young adult...
Care Order
• A care order is a court order that places a child under the
care of a local authority
• When a care order is ...
Bereavement
• Parent/guardian bereavement can lead to a care
order.
• If possible the local authority will try to place th...
Parental Illness
• A care order due to parental illness can vary
significantly depending on the severity of the
illness.
•...
Family Breakdown
• Families can breakdown for a number of
reasons:
• Addiction
• Domestic abuse
• Learning difficulties
• ...
Health Problems (Child)
• If a child has a health problem which requires specialist
treatment this might make it difficult...
Behavioural Problems (Child)
• There are many different reasons why children
can develop behavioural problems
Causes of Behavioural Problems
• Stress
Academic performance, financial worries, instability at
home
• Depression
If depre...
Learning Difficulties/ Disability
• Having a child with profound learning
difficulties or a physical disability
places imm...
Juvenile Offender
• If a child commits offences depending on the number of
offences or severity of the crime a child may b...
Mental Health Problems
• Drug rehabilitation
If a child has become addicted to drugs/alcohol
they may require treatment at...
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  1. 1. Caring for Children and Young People Unit 10
  2. 2. Unit Outcomes By the end of this unit all students will be able to: • 1:- Know why children and young people might need to be looked after • 2 :- Know how care is provided for looked after children and young people • 3:- Understand the risks to children and young people of abusive and exploitative behaviour • 4:- Understand the strategies used to safeguard children and young people from abusive and exploitative behaviour
  3. 3. Lesson Objectives By the end of the lesson all students will be able to: • Define the term care order • Describe potential reasons why children are removed from their family home
  4. 4. Some Stats • Approximately 46,700 children in the UK are known to be at risk of abuse right now. • One in four young adults were severely maltreated during childhood. • One in 14 children have experienced severe physical violence at the hands of an adult. • One in 20 children have experienced contact sexual abuse. • One in 10 children have experienced severe neglect (NSPCC, 2011)
  5. 5. Care Order • A care order is a court order that places a child under the care of a local authority • When a care order is made, it places responsibility on the local authority to look after the child, and to provide them with accommodation and care. • The authority is responsible for the child's welfare while the care order is in place. • A care order can only be made for children under 17 years of age (or 16 if the child is married). • A care order stops if the child is adopted, and can only last until their 18th birthday.
  6. 6. Bereavement • Parent/guardian bereavement can lead to a care order. • If possible the local authority will try to place the child with family, but this is not always possible.
  7. 7. Parental Illness • A care order due to parental illness can vary significantly depending on the severity of the illness. • Some circumstances will only require a short period other times it will be permanently.
  8. 8. Family Breakdown • Families can breakdown for a number of reasons: • Addiction • Domestic abuse • Learning difficulties • A child may need to be removed from the situation depending on the severity of the situation.
  9. 9. Health Problems (Child) • If a child has a health problem which requires specialist treatment this might make it difficult for the child to live at the family home
  10. 10. Behavioural Problems (Child) • There are many different reasons why children can develop behavioural problems
  11. 11. Causes of Behavioural Problems • Stress Academic performance, financial worries, instability at home • Depression If depression is not diagnosed behaviour can become erratic • Emotional problems Physical/sexual/emotional abuse, neglect • Different values If a child is not learnt the difference between right and wrong will not follow the same values as others who have
  12. 12. Learning Difficulties/ Disability • Having a child with profound learning difficulties or a physical disability places immense pressure on the family • Temporary respite care Child is given care by specialists whilst family has time to relax • Sometimes families will be unable to cope, rejecting their child. Then respite care may become permanent
  13. 13. Juvenile Offender • If a child commits offences depending on the number of offences or severity of the crime a child may be sent to a youth offending institute
  14. 14. Mental Health Problems • Drug rehabilitation If a child has become addicted to drugs/alcohol they may require treatment at a residential rehabilitation centre • Eating disorder clinic If a child has an eating disorder they may require treatment at a residential eating disorder clinic • Mental health hospital If a child is suffering mental health problems they may require in patient treatment at a mental health hospital

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