2.2 Describe with Examples the Importance of Recognising and Responding to Concerns About Children and Young People’s Development

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2.2 Describe with examples the importance of recognising and responding to concerns about children and young people’s development

When looking at children and young people’s development it is important to recognise and respond to concerns to ensure that the child or young person receives the help and assistance needed. The sooner any issues or concerns are raised the sooner the child or young person can be monitored and help or assistance given. The following things would cause concern about a child or young persons development. If the concern was ignored or the problem was left untreated things could get worse and a delay in help or any treatment needed could mean the outcome isn’t as good as if the treatment was started earlier. Recognition is very important because if a child falls behind in any areas of their work their development may be affected. Also if a child doesn’t seem to be developing or hitting certain milestones this could affect other aspects of their work or development as a whole. Example one

You may start to be concerned about a child or young person if you notice that at playtime they are on their own for more than a few days in a row. This could affect the child or young people’s development as well as showing other potential causes for concern. Socially the child or young person wouldn’t be playing with and interacting with children of their own age. This in turn could cause a lack of confidence in socialising in the future. If the child or young person continued to be alone during playtime for a longer period of time they may become very reserved, self conscious and feel left out. Intellectually due to not being able to socialise and play in the playground with their peers they might find it difficult to work in class. Due to the lack of interaction with their peers they might not have the confidence to have an active role within class and may not feel comfortable. In class if they were given group work they could really struggle as...
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