Hnc Social Care - Sociology

Contents page
Introduction and background Page 3
Family Page 3
Discrimination Page 5
Poverty Page 6
Conclusion Page 7
References Page 8

In the following assignment I intend to write about a young person whom I work with and how Poverty, crime and discrimination has affected his behaviour and life chances. I will refer to the young Person as AB throughout this essay in order to protect his anonymity in line with the Data protection Act 1998 Principle 6: Processed in line with the data subject's rights. UK Government (1998).   AB lives in a Single parent Family with his unemployed Father and elder brother. AB had only recently been placed back into the care of his father after a period of 4 years in local authority care after being placed under a supervision order under section 70 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 with a condition of residence. AB was placed in Care after a period living with his aunt where he and his brother experienced sexual abuse at the hands of their older cousin.

There are a wide range of Family structures in modern society which reflect the ways in which family structures have changed in the last 100 years.   In the Early twentieth century there was only 1 main type of Family structure, that being the Nuclear or Traditional Family. The Nuclear Family consisted of a Married Man and Woman. The Man usually worked and was the main bread winner and the Woman who would stay at home to look after their biological children and run the household. In the second half of the twentieth century from the 1950’s onwards different family structures began to emerge that more accurately reflected the changing social landscape at the time.
The biggest change to Family structures began during the 1970’s and 80’s when the Single parent Family began to emerge in British society, this was where only one parent (most commonly the mother) looked...