Introducing Child Care Social Work: Contemporary Policy and by Jill Davey

By Jill Davey

A practitioner's viewpoint at the demanding situations and advancements of operating in baby Care Social paintings inside of its present environment.

content material: baby improvement --
Ecological elements --
laws and social coverage --
Evidence-based perform and coping with the pro task.

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Ecological systems theory, put forward by Bronfenbrenner, suggests that human development is not influenced by one factor but by a whole constellation of factors (Paquette and Ryan, 2004). Children are influenced primarily by their families but they grow up in expanding environments in which they are influenced by peers, school and the community in which they live. The main dimensions of a child’s developmental needs are represented in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000) – health, education, emotional and behavioural development, identity, family and social relationships, social presentation and self-care skills.

Reflective account of conducting a child observation as part of a Post-Qualifying Child Care Award Observation style I had plans to conduct my observations in a structured fashion, focusing on developmental milestones, to ‘measure’ a child against. I carried out child observations as part of my qualifying course, but have never worked directly with pre-school children since and although I now have two young children of my own, I have spent almost 15 years exclusively with young adults and so have little working knowledge of the pre-school to early adolescent years.

Oliver (1996) argues that the medical model: Locates the ‘problem’ of disability within the individual and . . sees the causes of this problem as stemming from the functional limitations or psychological losses which are assumed to arise from disability. (p32) Mitler (1994) and Dale (1999) (cited in Cooper, 2000, p249) argue that by professionals working to a pathological model, they emphasise the negative characteristics of children’s impairments, which become dominated by the belief that the family is disabled by the child’s condition and that all family problems are associated to abnormality in the child.

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