Unit 301 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Outcome 1 Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults In order for us to create good relationships with children and young people good effective communication is essential. When communicating with young people we need to think about our approach to them and how we respond to them. When good positive relationships have been formed there is more likely to be important information communicated between students and their support. If we communicate effectively young people will learn good communication themselves and will understand what is expected of them. When communicating we should think about our choice of words, body language, eye contact, listening and how we respond. A young person will look to their teacher/support as a role model; therefore professional clear communication is very important. If a good relationship has been developed between students and their role models they are more likely to feel comfortable talking to them and will feel that they are approachable. More beneficial support to the young people is more likely and so this will have a good impact on learning and social skills. When communicating we should consider many things to be a positive effective role model. Such as * Showing respect- we should be courteous and respectful, listening to and acknowledging the views and beliefs of others. * Being considerate – We should take time to understand a person’s situation and why they may be acting in a certain way. * Remember issues which are personal to them – Showing that you remember personal things about someone shows that you are interested and helps to build relationships. * Taking time to listen to others – Listening to others and showing that you are interested
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