Unit CYPOP 14 – Support Children & Young people to have positive relationships L.O 1.1- Identify the different relationships children and young people may have Parents Carers Siblings Family Friendships Emotional/sexual Acquaintances Extended family Healthcare providers Social workers Teachers Childminders Neighbours. L.O 1.2 – Explain the importance of positive relationships for development and wellbeing Positive relationships are important as they will help children feel more secure and happy in the setting. If the child feels secure they are less likely to have any separation anxiety and more likely to get involved in play and other activities which will help their overall development. A child who has positive relationships is more likely to talk more and develop their language skills. They will also be less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer will be able to recognise their needs and meet them.
TDA31-1.1Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is fundamental in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. When working with children, young people and adult’s communication is the most important thing to building a positive relationship. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk.
Every child is different, so some may need more support than others; this is why observations are important. Positive communication is very important as this can help build a Childs interaction skills, self esteem and confidence. It’s vital you always have eye contact with that child, and allow them to finish what they are saying. In order to boost their self esteem a child should always be praised, this will make them feel more confident and willing to try. Adapting the environment to help children with their speech and language needs can be done by using visual signs that children can understand, for example you could label the home corner, dress up area, book corner and so on.
The main key to establishing respectful and professional relationships with children and young people is to show respect at all times. A relationship built on a mutual understanding of respect can be a strong relationship that will make communication easier. You also need to show them that you are approachable so that they feel comfortable around you and if they have any questions or are struggling with the lessons work they can talk to you about it. A good practitioner will always listen to a child, without interruption, and let them express their own views this shows them that you are considerate to and that you value their feelings and opinions, which in turn will encourage them to interact with you. The way you talk to a child can also contribute to establishing a respectful and professional relationship as it is as important as listening.
Children are more likely to join in in play and learning activities if they feel emotionally secure. A child’s language develops rapidly if they feel confident conversing with their adults. When a strong child/adult relationship is established the child(ren) is unlikely to display any bad behaviour. This is also apparent when separating from their parent/carer. Explain the possible effects of children having restricted or supervised contact in order to maintain relationships When children have restricted or supervised contact this could have an impact on maintaining any relationships because relationships are based on trust.
Describe how to establish respectful, professional relationships with children and young people. It is important to form respectful and professional relationships so that a valued and trusted relationship is established. A supportive and caring environment will enable a child to learn and grow, and will enhance their ability to participate in school life. Listening to a child is important, and also not to interrupt a child when they are talking. This shows the child that you interested in and value what the child has to say.
2.2. Give attention to individual children and young people in a way that is fair to them and the group as a whole. ● Effective communication – this is the key area for developing relationships with others and also covers many different forms of communication (see below). ● Showing respect – in order to develop positive relationships with others, it is very important to be courteous and respectful, and to listen to their points of view. Adults and pupils with whom you work may also be from different cultures and have different beliefs or values from your own.
They should give them a sense of belonging and treat the young person in the same way that a parent should treat their child. The young person should be encouraged to engage in positive activities. Existing relationships that have positive attachments should be supported and encouraged. For example the carer of the young person that am an independent supports the positive attachment that he has with me by encouraging him to take part in activities that he would not normally want to do. This endures that he is open to and tries new
Maintaining a relationship with someone is very important also as it keeps you in contact with others. It keeps you in touch with the feelings and needs of others, which is essential in any functional relationship. This is very important when working with children as you need to be informed as to their needs, in order to have a happy work environment. Again, I believe this leads back to the issue of trust. If children can approach you with a problem (without hesitation) then I would class this as a good relationship.
CU1522 Develop Positive Relationship With Children, Young People and Others Involved In Their Care. Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people 1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. Positive relationships are important because: • It helps children develop independence • Helps children to build their self esteem • Children will feel confident, secure and be able to trust their relationship with adults. These are built and maintained by the following: • Being comforting and reassuring children and young people when need to be • Developing reliable rules for them to follow • Being responsive and respectful to children’s individual needs, likes and dislikes. • Adapting your own behaviour to the child’s preference 1.3 Evaluate own effectiveness in building relationships with children or young people.