Shc 31 Essay

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SHC 31 – Promote communication in health, social care and children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 People communicate for different reasons and in different situations, the reason why you communicate in general could be completely different to why someone would communicate to a child in a work setting. In someone’s personal life they may communicate for various reasons; to express feelings – if a child was upset about this, then they would do this to tell an appropriate adult; building and maintaining relationships – without communication, of any sort, relationships will not be maintained; exchanging information; and offering support – the easiest way to offer support would be to communicate with the person and talk through the situation with them. In a work setting they may communicate for many reasons; to encourage a relationship between them both, and too offer support – a social worker usually arranges regular contact with a family that is ‘in need’ of some help, this would also build up a mutual relationship; to maintain a relationship between staff and child – this would usually be with a key worker, the key worker needs to know a lot about the child, they also need to communicate with the child so that the child is trusting towards the key worker; to exchanged information would be another reason for communication – for example if the child’s parents are telling the setting about an allergy that the child may have, then the setting explaining to the parent ways to deal with the allergy; to meet the child’s needs – the practitioner would not know what the child would need unless they told them the problem, or in the case of a baby the practitioner would not know that something was wrong unless the baby would communicate; to give instructions – the practitioner would have to communicate with the children to explain how to do a task, they would also have

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