Family types questions

In what type of family do parents and children live together?
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Name two types of socialisation.
Primary and Secondary
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Who looks after children in a residential care home?
The local authority
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Foster carers are paid to look after children. True or false?
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Primary socialisation
Babies basic needs are met by parents who teach them what is expected of them as they grow.
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Secondary socialisation
Later, children are influenced by the society they live in.
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Nuclear family
Parents and children live together in the home. Contact with other family members is limited, and practical help from them isn't easily available.
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Extended family
Parents and children live with, or near, relatives like grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins. There is practical help with childcare and emotional support.
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Reconstituted family
Formed when one or both people in a couple, with children from a previous relationship, re-marry or co-habit. New relationships can be difficult to establish.
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Single parent family
Mostly, but not always, comprises a mother and her children. Can be the result of divorce, death of parent, adoption by single parent, a single woman giving birth after a sexual attack.
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Why might a single parent feel pressured?
One parent has responsibility for daily care and decision making. This arrangement may provide a less stressful environment for the children, but can increase pressure on the parent.
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Shared care family
Children live in two households, and spend time with both parents. Joint decisions are made about them. Children maintain relationships with both parents.
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Adoptive family
Provide a permanent home for babies and children. Have to pass rigorous tests by social services. Wide range of backgrounds. Same legal rights and responsibilities.
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What are some reasons for adopting?
Infertitlity, adoption after remarriage, adoption of a family member, adoption of a disadvantaged child from the UK or abroad, adoption by couples who carry genetic defects
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Looked after children
Looked after or in care of local authority, through social services. Could be result of care order or in agreement with parents. They have a named social worker.
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Why may looked after children not be able to live with their birth families?
Death or illness of their parents, sexual or physical abuse or neglect, if a child has a disability or complex needs, if parents need respite care
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Foster families
Provide long or short term care. Carers checked by social services, come from many backgrounds. May be members of birth childs family. Paid by local authority.
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Can foster children keep in contact with their birth family?
When appropriate, foster children are encouraged to keep in touch with their birth family, with the aim of reuniting them.
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Residential care homes
Provide short term care in local community, small groups of children looked after by carers in a family type structure.
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Name two types of socialisation.


Primary and Secondary

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Who looks after children in a residential care home?


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Foster carers are paid to look after children. True or false?


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Primary socialisation


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