Children and Young People In Alternative Care
Amber Louise Price
-Family Related Reasons
-Children and Young People Related Reasons
-The Children Act 1989/2004
Children and young people related reason
There is also child and young people related reasons for children being put into care or alternative care away from a parents and guardian. Some of these reasons may be. Behavioural needs and risks, this may mean that they suffer from anger issues which may lead to behavioral problems at home which could put parents and guardians in a situation where they are unable to control the children in school or at home.
Learning disabilities may also be a problem which could lead to young people or children going into care or alternative housing. Due to children suffering with learning disabilities this may lead to them needing more attention than the average child would, but this could also put stress on parents and push them too much which could lead them to needing more time and space to cope with things.
There are many more issues related to young people and children being put into care or alternative care, It is not always due to the parents. Children do have an input into themselves being put into care, this may be because parents are unable to control the behaviour that children have at Home or even at Schools, but there will always be a serious reason for them being placed into alternative care.
The children Act 1989(16th of November) Chapter 41
The children Act 1989 is an act to reform the law relating to children, to provide for local authority services for children in need and others, to amend the law with respect to children’s homes, community homes, voluntary homes, and voluntary organisations, to make provision with respect to fostering, child minding and day care for young children and adoption, and for connected purposes.
In summary of the Children Act 1989 it places duties to the local authorities to consider the welfare of all children. If a parent dies or is incapacitated the local authority have a duty of care to provide the child with a suitable living arrangements. Parents also give their consent for the child/children to be ‘Looked after’.
The Children Act 2004(15th of November) Chapter 31
An act to make sure every child mattered within society. The original Children's Act 1989 has been updated due to Children being put at harm or risks, and they are in need of the freedom to know that they are going to be protected and looked after if anything was to happen to their parents or guardians that was looking after them.
In conclusion to this work i have learnt that not all children end up in care or alternative care because of bad behaviour or because they’re too naughty. There is always another reason for them going into care, and we should not jump to conclusions because they are in care, i have also learnt about The Children Act 1989/2004 and how they protect children when parents are unable to look after them. Children are very important.