Unit 10 Essay

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Course Title BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in H&SC
Unit Title
10 Caring for Children and Young people
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Assignment Title Caring for children, young people and their families
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Vocational Context
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
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abuse, eg animal abuse; family history link to abuse; poor or impaired parenting skills; lack of attachment; risk of exploitation, eg from visual, written and electronic forms of communication and media; substance abuse in household
Theories of maltreatment: medical, sociological, psychological, feminist
Issues: cultural, eg changing face of the family, social disadvantage, different concepts of discipline, cultural

Task 4 (P4 & D2)
Explain the appropriate responses when child maltreatment or abuse is suspected.(P4)
In your written statement justify your responses where child maltreatment or abuse is suspected or confirmed (D2)

Procedures where maltreatment is considered, suspected, confirmed or excluded: policies of the setting; implementing safe working practices; whistleblowing; reporting arrangements; security of records; sequence of events leading to registration on child protection register or care proceedings
Roles and responsibilities: following the policies and procedures of setting; observation; responsibility for observing children and families and their interaction; recognising maltreatment indicators; how to respond if maltreatment is suspected; what action to take following disclosure, maintaining confidentiality according to policies of the setting
Responding to direct or indirect disclosure: listening carefully and attentively; communicating at the child/ young person’s own pace and without undue pressure; taking the child/young person

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