Foster Carers are expected to work in partnership with other professionals. We are expected to respect the children in our case and give them the best level of care whilst treating them fairly. We should keep weekly log sheets to store information which should be communicated to the child's social worker on a regular basis. We should also be willing to learn and develop and to also support the child and others. 052: 2.1 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of your service Reflective practice is important because it ensures that continuous high standards are being kept as circumstances change.
Unit 028 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their Care Outcome 1 Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people A/C 1- Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. Positive relationships with children and young people are essential in any childcare setting. A positive relationship with a child means that they will feel welcome and a part of the environment and therefore they will settle and be content. A child will always play and learn better when they are comfortable in their surroundings. If you have a positive relationship with a child it becomes easier to communicate with them and understand their wants and needs.
Practitioners need to praise children and encourage them to succeed in their learning and give them the support they need. Practitioners need to build positive relationship with not only their key children and other children in their setting but also with the children’s parents this gives them a better chance of giving children more support at home. See appendix 1. At the setting parents can get involved and this will benefit planning for the child as parents know their children better than anyone and they will know their likes and dislikes and will be able to help them with their development. See appendix 2 .
Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions, such as the individual’s school teachers, social worker and GP. They aim to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families. It is a way of working that ensures children and young people who need additional support have exactly the right professionals in place to support them. It may also help to identify any issues at an early stage of life, therefore giving the child and its family time to seek the support they require. 1.2 There can be many positive outcomes and the best standard of life for an individual can be reached providing the multi-agencies that are involved work together accordingly, sharing information and reflecting on it to implement plans and aim to achieve the end goal, reaching the full potential for the child or young person.
Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. Children and young people become confident, independent and most resilient where they are secure in the relationships around them. Relationships take time to become established, because they are based on a growing understanding of one another. Effective communication helps children and young people develop confidence, feelings of self-worth and positive relationships with others. It also helps them grow into adults who have positive feelings about themselves and others.
TDA 2.9 Support children and young peoples positive behavior 1.1. In our nursery we have a behavior policy on promoting positive behavior; it has the guidelines/code of conduct we use to promote positive behavior. The aims of the behavior policy is to create a consistent environment that expects, encourages and recognizes good behavior and one in which everyone feels happy and safe. The behavior policy is the main policy on promoting positive behavior in the nursery and we should all be aware of the policies as part of our ongoing professional development so that we can manage children’s behavior in a consistent way. The policy sets the boundaries of behavior expected from the children and also the behavior expected from staff.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with: Children Young people Adults Effective communication is fundamental in building positive relationships with all children, young people and adults. Children and young people acquire their communication skills by observing how adults interact with each other which will influence how they communicate and behave. Therefore, it is important for the Teaching Assistant, and other carers involved, to act as positive role models. Children and young people need to feel comfortable within their surroundings enabling them to separate more easily from their parents/carers. As they become more emotionally secure they are likely to become more actively involved with play or learning activities.
On a daily basis we communicate to share ideas and information, experiences and emotions, share opinions and needs and wants. In doing so this allows us to build and maintain friendships, relationships and trust. Another reason for communicating is to build our own self-esteem- we praise children in the setting to raise their self-esteem and provide feedback to other colleagues for the work they have done. This helps to build their self- esteem too. In a childcare setting the relationships we foster with children/ young people are important as it is in this way they gain secondary socialisation skills.
Develop Positive Relationship with C.Y.P and Others Involved in their Care It is important to have a positive relationship with children and young adults because if they feel comfortable and secure with the adult and their setting weather it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent /carer, if they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. From the staffs point of view a close relationship means they learn to recognise their needs and are able to meet these needs, the staff can also recognise their expressions and emotions and are able to respond quickly and more effectively to the child, this makes the child more comfortable and confident so they then talk to the staff enabling their language to develop weather they are very young and just learning to speak or are older and learning more complex words and sentences. A strong relationship is also needed so that the staff knows the child they know where they sit on a development chart and can plan activities that the child will enjoy and be interested in and will develop from. One of the most important ways to build a relationship is communications whether it is smiling and cooing to a new born baby or having a discussion with a young adult effective communication is a must.
TDA 3.1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young adults and adults. 1.1 Effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults as it increases and maintains the positive attitude with all involved. When we first meet someone, whether it be a hello, wave or smile, communication has started and we have already begun to build a relationship. Positive communication is important in all aspects of life and if it isn’t grasped at an early age then it could lead to various difficulties in terms of interacting with other people. Communication is vital in building that positive relationship needed for trust and respect, something that is very much needed when working with children, young adults and their parents.