We may notice physical signs or changes in a child’s behaviour, or the child may hint or disclose to us that they are being abused or bullied. We must also think about how we would respond if a child were to hint or disclose this to us. Always: * report concerns about possible signs or changes in behaviour to the designated person or manager * take what children say seriously – it will take a lot of courage to tell us and children will rarely lie about abuse * reassure children that they are not to blame if they tell us they have been abused * tell children that we will have to tell someone who can help them * write down what we have observed or what has been said – but keep
To help a child with lack of confidence we need use praise, support and encouragement to try and overcome the problem and help them gain confidence. Opposing expectations Sometime people don’t have the same ideas about the purpose of an activity, meeting or they might have different idea, we need to explain exactly what we are there to do and why. Cultural differences people have different cultures and expectations. They communicate in different ways. In some cultures eye contact is discouraged so I would need to find alternative verbal and non-verbal clues.
* Plan new experiences and activities * Suggest and where appropriate offer alternative / different ideas. * Value work by finding ways to use and display it. 2.ANALYSE THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. To get children to become resilient - to rely on themselves, they've got to believe that they are capable of doing this. Adults have got to take children seriously, listen to them, make them feel that they are important, encourage children to try things out for themselves (you start with young children, by being close by, so they know there is an adult there if they need them - this often gives them more confidence to try things).
D1 The four aspects of professional practices I have chosen are Attitudes to work, Non-judgemental approaches to practice, Supporting Colleagues and Good time keeping and attendance. D2 Attitudes to work Showing positive attitudes when working in a child care setting can be shown through body language, such as facial expressions (smiling), good posture, relaxed body etc. You must have open body language to look approachable to children. It is also important that you speak in a clear voice with a soft, relaxed tone. Children must be made to feel safe and comfortable with you therefore the way you speak to them and the tone you use is crucial.
Listening is a way to establish a respectful and professional relationship with a child. By listening without interruption, conveys to the child that you are interested in their views and encourages them to interact freely. Taking an active interest in what they say and the child himself. For example, knowing their names, hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes. When talking or listening to children, always maintain eye contact, concentrate on what the child is saying and physically lower yourself to the child’s level.
Appropriate eye contact should be made, which will reinforce your interest to the individual. Getting down to the child or young person’s level will make them feel more comfortable, as if you are towering above them it could be quite intimidating and make them feel uneasy. It is important to always use age appropriate language, so that the CYPA understands the words and phrases you are using. Slang words or phrases should be avoided, as you are a role model for them and should use English appropriately. Obviously no bad language should ever be use used around children and young people.
The care system can be a really decent way of protecting children however if it’s done wrong they child may end up being left with the abuser which make the child continue to being abused until they end up being hurt or dead. They could be going to into care where it or being separated from their siblings or family member which will make them feel alone and isolated which will later on make them have behaviour
I take a proactive approach to behavior guidance by planning activities and setting up the environment to create opportunities for success. I organize furnishings to allow children to move about independently, provide enough space for play, and discourage such challenging behaviors as running or climbing. I provide equipment and activities that are developmentally appropriate; they must challenge children without frustrating them. I model the appropriate behaviors that I wish the children to see. We have established a few simple rules that are simply-stated and reinforced daily.
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.
This is easier to be achieved when being encouraged to explore and helped with when having to make decisions by their carer. However if the carer shows a discouraging attitude to the child, they begin to sometimes feel ashamed of themselves. The child may then begin to assume how others may feel about them or things they may do. This is where guilt begins to grow. This stage is where a child must learn and accept what is and is not allowed and that some of the things that are not allowed could result in a punishment.