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Question: TMA 05 What are transitions? Critically discuss how a child or young person can be supported to make a transition to live in a new care setting.

K218 Working with children, young people and families
The Open University 2018, Grade – Distinction 86%

Answer: Understanding children and young people is a complex process, with various theories and perspectives developing all the time. Childhood is filled with multiple transitions, some which are universal and others which are much more complicated and are a result of adversity. Certainly, the process of change is something that all individuals face however, how resilient children are will affect how they cope with their progression in to adulthood. Therefore an appreciation of the difficulties and complexities of the transitions children face is critical to developing support systems that help to promote healthy development. Using information from learning guide 16 ‘Transitions’, this essay will firstly discuss the different types of transition children encounter. Furthermore, drawing information from K218 Working with children and families, online tutorial C and legislation set out by the ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Children and young people
  • Course: K218 Working with children, young people and families
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 2059
  • Date submitted: March 04, 2019
  • Date written: December, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8618

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