Unit 28 Essay

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1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. When working with children and young people it is important for them to feel relaxed within the environment and the people they come in to contact with; this promotes a child’s ability and enables positive development. We are required within our job to build relationships rather quickly while maintaining the professional boundaries. Children and young people who have a positive relationship with a practitioner are more likely to display positive behaviour, and have confidence enabling them to communicate successfully. When children who are in a nursery setting feel comfortable with staff it becomes easier for them to separate with their parents and engage in activities and play. Within a residential home when the relationship between the staff and the young person is strong this promotes practitioners to be able to address any issues or concerns that may be present and work with the young person to find a solution. From a practitioners point of view it is so important for the relationship between a practitioner and a young person to be strong and open but remain professional. • Communicating effectively. Enabling good communication between practitioners, other agencies and young people within residential care is important to good practice and building and maintaining positive relationships. • Identifying and sorting out conflicts and disagreements. If a child or young person has an issue with a member of staff or another peer it is important for that child to be able to address the matter with the support of staff to resolve the situation. • Being consistent and fair. Being consistent and fair in residential practice is very important; showing each child ad young person that all services are available to them and they

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