Playwork Level 3 Asg8 Task 313 a&B

Task A: Overview of how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people.

Social, Economic & Environmental Factors. 
There are many social, economic and environmental factors that can affect children, this can result from low income, unemployment, parental separation, illness or disability, addictions or criminal activities. Having a few of the above could mean children live in poverty which could lead to poor diet as parents are unable to afford food, or the right foods for their nutrition needs. 
This could result in lack of concentration or poor performance at school. They could also suffer other health related issues. They may be the subject of bullying as a result of their clothing or because they do not have the latest ‘must have’ accessories. Parents who are on a low income are often dependent on local authority housing; this could result in overcrowding, and could mean children would have no privacy or personal space. Children may struggle with homework and coursework because of the lack of quiet space

Housing & Community:

People on low income are often dependant on local authority housing. This may result in overcrowding, for example being housed in a bedsit or home with insufficient bedrooms. This means the child has no privacy, or personal space. They may struggle with homework & course work because of the lack of quiet space in which to complete it. The housing provider may be of a poor quality – suffering damp or be in dis-repair. This could have a detrimental effect on the child’s health – causing asthma or frequent colds & coughs. It will probably be in a less desirable area or could be in an area with social disorder problems. This may result in the children becoming isolated, as their parents may be fearful of letting them out to play or they may themselves become involved in anti-social behaviour & criminal activities.

They may be bullied at school because they...