CCLD MU 2.2.3 Know how to support children and young people experiencing transitions
3.1 - Describe the different transitions children and young people may experience.
Transitions can be categorised as
Illness of a member of the family Living with the illness of a family member.
Changing friends Foster parents
Death of a family member Coming out as lesbian or gay
Separation from parents New step-parents
Starting nursery Starting primary school
Moving house Living in a new country
Starting secondary school Changing school
Moving through year groups Entering care
First exams Change of class teacher
Change of head teacher Movement around school
Transitions within classes Supply teacher
Diagnosis of Illness Diagnosis of disability
Puberty First sexual experience
3.2 - Explain how to give adult support for each of these transitions.
* Take time to listen. Children and young people may have concerns during transition. Listen to and answer questions as simply and honestly as you can.
* Give children reassurance. Assure the child or young person that what they may be feeling is normal.
* Be alert for significant changes. Note changes in behaviour, possibly in eating habits, or physical and emotional wellbeing. If these changes are prolonged and significant you should report them within the setting to that others may become involved to help the child or young person to cope.
* Allow children some control over their environment. Let children and young people plan things such as meals and activities. Allow children and young people some personal time and space.
* Set up normal routines. Structure and routine help children feel safe and secure. Maintain setting rules and expectations.
* Be sensitive to emotions. Give children time to adapt. Be patient and supportive by allowing them to express feelings.
* Give children extra...