CU1522 - Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained.
Below is a case study about Aimee
Aimee is 15 years old. Her parents have recently divorced and she is missing her dad. She finds it hard to talk about the situation at home to her friends.
She attends a youth club on Monday and Friday evenings. Pete, the youth leader, has noticed that she has changed quite a lot in the last few weeks. She seems moody and does not want to be involved with the activities. Aimee is also not speaking to any friends at the youth club.
Pete asks her if she would lend him a hand sorting out the snacks and drinks. She agrees. He is hoping that by talking generally about other things, he might find out what is upsetting her.
1. Do you think that it is important that Aimee finds someone to talk to? If so why do think this?
2. Do you think that Pete handled the situation well? If so list why
CU1522 – 1.3
Look at the table below to help you evaluate how effective your relationships are with children & young people. Select 2 children whom you work with daily.
Child ‘A’ | Always | Sometimes | Never |
GreetingDoes the child or young person seek you out soon after coming into the setting?Does the child or young person like to tell you when they are leaving the setting? | | | |
Seeking helpDoes the child or young person seek you out quickly, if they need help or have had an accident? | | | |
Smiling and eye contactDoes the child or young person often make eye contact with you, or smile while you are with them? | | | |
Looking for companyDoes the child or young person seek you out to involve you in play, chat or an activity? | | | |
AbsenceDoes the child or young person miss you when you are not in the room (babies and toddlers) or are absent for a few days? | | | |
Child ‘B’ | Always | Sometimes | Never |
GreetingDoes the child or young person...