Explain the Factors That Need to Be Taken Into Account When Assessing Development

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CYPCore32-1.1 Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development. When assessing development, we need to take into consideration a few factors such as: * Confidentiality: We’d need consent from the parent to carry out an observation of a child/ young person. But we also need to be careful with the contents of the observations we make; we need to ensure any notes we’re taking, any recording or any register about the child is out of the reach of anyone who is not ourselves, the parent and someone who is involved with the child’s education and needs to have access to this. If we need to show our notes to someone duo to our own education process, someone like a tutor for example, then we need to protect the identity of the child by not using their names. In case there’s any safeguard issue, we should follow the safeguarding procedures which may involve breaching confidentiality but then again only if/ when necessary and only the people who need to have information will do so. * Children’s wishes and feelings: There will be times when it won’t be appropriate to observe a child, and during these times the best thing to do is to step aside and carry on with it on another opportunity. If a child is upset, if a child doesn’t want to be assessed for any reason, or basically if a child is not on a good mood, then the observation would be pointless anyway as it won’t be accurate, and we obviously aim for the welfare and wellbeing of children and we won’t want to be a negative factor by pushing a child or forcing a situation that is unsettling for them. * Ethnic, linguistic and cultural background/ disability or specific requirements: Obviously if we want to get an accurate idea of a child’s development we need to take into account the child as an individual, and every individual has a background and has their own specificities which
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