Essay On Social Deprivation

1391 Words6 Pages
Social deprivation is not allowing a child to have access to healthy/normal opportunities within society e.g. maternal bonds, good education, good mental health, money in the household, this can have detrimental effects on a child's development. Jean Marc Gaspard Itard documented on how extreme deprivation within environmental changes can disrupt normal development (Text book Pg. 57-58), the evidence presented was Victor the wild boy of Aveyron.(Feral Child). Victor was isolated from any social interaction from the age of 5 years and was severely delayed developmentally, he could hear,no speech, walked on all fours, poor diet and didn’t respond to normal emotional responses, the early attachments with his mother didn’t occur, which had an impact on his emotional, social and language development. As in Maslow's hierarchy of needs in the early stages, first giving the child food/warmth/shelter, second making sure the child feels safe, third ensuring the feeling of belonging/wanted, forth building confidence/respected and the fifth final stage is pushing the child to meet their full potential. Victors needs weren't met even at the basic first level so all Victor could think about was to feed himself, to survive and he didn't think of moving onto the next higher levels of esteem and…show more content…
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The policy as a whole is a protective factor but in article 19, it takes a protective approach to ensure that there is a plan in place to protect a child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, from any person who would have interaction with the child. The protective measures are that the child is fully supported, listened to and cared for by a safe caring adult (Week 6 Online

More about Essay On Social Deprivation

Open Document