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[Archive] social need


Criteria for Assessing Social Need


Category (a)

Children who cannot receive proper care at home as a result of one parent working full-time and the other working 104 hours or more in a month

 

Category (b)

Children whose parents are chronically ill, disabled, or in long-term hospital care -

  • Children with a parent in hospital who is likely to require long-term hospitalization or long period of convalescence after discharge
  • Children with a parent suffering from ill health such as carcinoma, kidney disease, tuberculosis, venouscardiac disease, etc
  • Children with a parent who is physically or mentally handicapped or mentally ill

 

Category (c)

Children of single-parent families or children from broken families -

  • Children whose parents are widowed, divorced, separated or deserted
  • Children of unmarried parents, i.e. born out of wedlock, not under the care of both parents
  • Orphans/semi-orphans under the care of relatives

 

Category (d)

Children themselves having a need for full-day care -

  • Mild-grade mentally retarded children and those having a slight physical handicap admitted under the Integrated Programme (cases usually referred by medical staff)
  • Children being members of twins and triplets etc (at least one other child under 6 must be resident in the family)
  • Children who are victims of child abuse
  • Children with a parent who is a drug abuser or alcoholic or is aged, and is considered as being unable to exercise proper care of the children
  • Children with a parent or guardian in prison or absent from home or other valid reason for long periods of time

 

Category (e)

Children considered to have need for care because of special conditions of other family members -

  • Children with parents who have to take care of a family member who is physically or mentally handicapped, chronically ill, senile, aged (over 70), or incapable of self-care

 

Category (f)

Children from large families -

  • Children with two or more siblings (at least two children aged below 6 must be resident in the family)
  • Children from families with four or more children aged below 12 (at least three children must be resident in the family)

 

Category (g)

Other cases recommended by social workers -

  • Any child referred and recommended by social workers