Family Structures and Roles
- More support and benefits avaliable.
- Unmarried mothers are more socially acceptable.
- Co-habitation is more socially acceptable.
- Divorce Laws are simpler.
- More contraception, improved, lets people have choice.
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Family Structures and Roles Part 2
- Culture, Religion, Traditions, family size, language, education, hygiene, food, music, songs, drama, literature, art
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Residential Care homes
- Short term care
- Local community
- Family like structure
- Children with servre disabilities/ behavourial issues
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Looked after children
- By local authority/ social services.
- Have a named social worker.
- Death/ illness of parents
- Sexual abuse/ neglect.
- Child has disabilites/ complex needs.
- If parents/ carers need restbite care.
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- Long term and short term care.
- Foster parents are trained by local authority and are then paid.
- Have social workers.
- Foster children can get in contact with their birth parents when appropriate.
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Shared Care Family
- Children spend time in both households.
- Spend time with BOTH parents.
- Joint decisions.
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- Have to pass tests by social services.
- Nuclear families, single-parent families, same sex couples
- Perenement homes for babies and older children.
- Adoption after remarriage
- Adoption of a family member
- Adoption of a disadvantaged child (UK and Abroad)
- Adoption by couples whp have gentic disorders.
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- Reconstructed/ modified / blended
- Formed with one or both people in a couple
- Children from previous relationships
- Remarried or co-habit
- Difficult to establish new relationships
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Single Parent Family
As a result of:
- Death of a parent
- Absent parent, e.g; Navy/ Army
- Single women giving through choice
- Single women giving birth after a sexual attack
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Types of family
- Nuclear family- parents and children live together in the home. Contact with other family members is limited, help from them isn't easily avaliable.
- Extended family- Parents and children live with or near relations, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc... Help IS avaliable.
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Functions of families
- To provide warmth, shelter, food, water, etc...
- Role models
- Provide learning and education
- Communication skills
- To make sure that they are happy and feel good in their own skin
- To develop self disipline, manners and skills for social interaction
- Physical and health care
- Secure loving enviroment
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