Children’s case study In this section, you will start by talking about the case study. You will describe how these children’s lives are supposed to be, for example, how they are supposed to have the best start in life and using some legislation to back up this description. You will state that these two are children and define who a child is according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC 1989), Article 1 defines a ‘child’ as a person below the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood younger.
Also use the children’s act definition of a child. Do not forget to talk about parental responsibility according to the Children’s Act (1989) S3 (1). There is also Article 8 of The Human Rights Act (1998). Moving on to looking at the duty of a local authority social worker especially in the Children’s Act 1989 S (17) (1). Always relate everything to the case study. It is worth noting that what is major in this case study is that it is all bout assessment of the children with regards to the various aspect of the law that affect them.
I have put down some stuff for you, hope it helps. It is also important to find out if a common assessment already exists. However, in the Local authorities, there should be a system for logging these assessments as it will enable me to know if one already exists. If it does have one, it would be necessary to join with the other practitioners to work together and continue with the case. If one does not exist, I will discuss with my manager doing a common assessment framework pre-assessment checklist with the children and/or their parents.
This short form encourages one to look at all five every child matters outcome area which are according to HM Government (2006a) are whether the child is healthy, safe from harm, learning and developing, having a positive impact on others and is free from the negative impact of poverty. From the case study some issues have been highlighted about the children being accommodated before on several occasions.
It shows that may be they had been known to social workers before, but the case study does not give enough details. It is not necessary to decide or make judgements that their issues may still be the same, but liaise with other people working with the children and who may have been involved with the family as according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC 1989, article 3 states that, “All organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child. At school, the children are irregular and through enquiries from the children, and the school has done well to issue a referral because according to Section 175 Education Act 2002 provides that: A local education authority shall make arrangements for ensuring that the functions conferred on them in their capacity as a local education authority are exercised with a view to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children (s. 75 (1)); Section 175 applies to all children under the age of 18. From the discussions of what action to take with working with the children, decisions are whether to do a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) under the Framework for Assessment for children in Need since a more detailed assessment is required as stated by the Department for education and skills (DFES, 2004) that CAF aims to help practitioners assess children’s additional needs earlier and more effectively.
This is because from the issues they face it indicates that, these are children in need as the family needs more support with improving their wellbeing. However, it is necessary to find out what level of support is needed and in what areas are they needed