However, with all these concerns, the issue of poverty is a very important factor in the rearing of kids and statistics are a source of worry. The actual number of children belonging to destitute households is higher than what the government has targeted. (Children in low-income households. United Kingdom. THE POVERTY SITE. [internet]). Incidentally, the effects of the circumstances of these young men and women linger until their adult life in several ways. For instance, their family background is incorporated as a negative item in government databases making them at a disadvantage in things like applications for employment. (Lightfoot, Liz. At risk from the registers? March 24m 2009. guardian.co.uk. [internet])
Jackie and family
Jackie definitely needs help not only for herself but for her three children and one expected newborn in the few days to come. Her mother used to be a very valuable support for her but the former just suffered from a serious stroke and Jackie has to also attend to her in the hospital. In about four days, Jackie is going to deliver her new baby amid the pressing problem at this very moment of who will take care of her three kids, the five-year old Josh and the twins Jordan and Kylie who are three years of age. Regarding the coming birth, complications seem imminent probably due to smoking and drugs and it is most likely that a Caesarean delivery is necessary.
Jackie's main itinerary for now is to bring her twins to the Sunnybank Children's Centre and Josh to the nearby Springfield Primary School where a key worker is a lady named Ellie. On top of that, she has to see her mother Pauline at the hospital. Thence, plans for getting admitted at the Wallgate Hospital will be made for the infant in Jackie's womb due to be out soon.
Stage 1. As the Manager of Sunnybank Children's Centre, this writer has to coordinate with all the other agencies and persons to handle the complex situation of Jackie, her children and her mother in order to maximize the degree of care for all of them. Likewise taken into account in the whole evaluation are the participation of Ellie, the key worker at Sunnybank Children's Centre, Sharon who is a health visitor and Angela, the family support worker. For all of these, some questions have to be answered, thus -
(a) Jackie - Does she have the financial capacity to cope with all her necessities Can she entrust her children to outside help Can Sharon, Angela and this writer be of help
(b) the twins Jordan and Kyle - Can they be handled in the children's centre
(c) Josh - Who will be taking care of him Can he be left to the people at the primary school
(d) Pauline, Jackie's mother - How will she be attended to once Jackie delivers the newborn baby