Explain the factors that influence the wellbeing of children and young people. At least five different factors should be included in your answer. Economic wellbeing can have a positive impact on children/young people and families. It gives them more opportunities and more choices. Eg: If there is a school trip that cost certain amount of money a young person from a more wealthy back ground will be able to go and enjoy the visit learning new things, sharing experiences with their peers. A y.p who is not in a financial position to go will not get to enjoy and learn the benefits and is excluded from the group. A young person who is financially stable has the choice to from a variety of hobbies and interests which they may want to explore and possibly achieve in. This gives them the opportunity to feel good about themselves and the chance to develop new skills and to develop themselves. As well as the chance to meet new people. Their personal hygiene will be better of someone who is in a better financial position. They can afford body sprays, soaps and detergents. They can afford to have their hair cut which will develop their confidence and self- esteem. They will have clean teeth and generally well groomed as they would have had the money to buy these items and will want to maintain a good image. If the y.p eats a well-balanced diet then their overall appearance will be better, better hair, skin and teeth. The general environment will give them the opportunity to use the facilities such as libraries, centres, leisure centres because they wouldn’t have been vandalised or shut down. The y.p will feel part of the community if they can access it and contribute towards it. They won’t feel isolated or fear of going out in case of trouble. If they feel as though they ‘fit in’ because they are wearing nice clothes and looking good then they will feel accepted.
Poor diet It is unlikely that the y.p will be eating a well-balanced. This will increase health issue...
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