3.1 Explain how to promote children’s health and well-being in an early years work setting
Securing the health and wider well being of looked after children and young people is of fundamental importance. [ [ Good health makes an active and enjoyable life possible, as well as underpinning achievement in school and in due course in the work place.
That is why promoting health is an integral part of care planning. Looked after children and young people share many of the same health
risks and problems as their peers, but often to a greater degree. They frequently enter care with a worse level of health than their peers in part due to the impact of poverty, abuse and neglect.
The way in which health needs should be considered alongside the other things which are important in a child?s life ? where they live (placement), where they go to school or college (education), where they are going to live in the longer term (permanence) ? is vital to their welfare.
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