The Role Of The Practitioner Working With Families And Young Children

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This assignment plans to discus the role of the practitioner working with families and young children. The group I have chosen to focus on is teenage parents; this vulnerable and socially excluded group, continue to be in the media and a current debate topic.

Social exclusion has been described by Blackmore and Griggs (2007) as a “Process that results in social groups and individuals being marginalized and separated from ‘mainstream’ society”, this is suggesting those who are considered different from mainstream are excluded. The 2000 European union meeting (Baldock 2012, p15-16) linked social exclusion to poverty, although recognising them as different. It suggests as economies grow some may be “excluded from skills and knowledge” leading to a fear of poverty and unemployment. As social exclusion is still substantial in society, with “22.7% of the UK population being considered to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to the office for national statistics (2013), there must be many factors to why it still occurs. However Estivill (2003, p.20) states that it is “possible to be poor but not excluded and similarly not all the excluded are poor” this can be applied to all groups such as teenage parents. The social exclusion unit (2001, p.2) states “Social exclusion is what can happen when people or areas suffer from a combination of linked problems such as poor skills, low income and family breakdown”. It identifies groups that are marginalised in society which…

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