Communication: Children and Young People

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The main focus of communication is in relation to the health and well-being of the child or young person. Particularly within my workplace, we attempt to establish the most effective methods of communication, and enabling children and young people to participate in communication. As well as communicating with children and young people, we also communicate with other professionals and non-professionals involved in their care. Communication is the sharing of information, ideas, views and emotions with others by speaking, writing, signs, symbols, touch, actions, body language or through the use of equipment. Play is also used to communicate with children and young people and also written communication can be paper-based or electronic. The ability to communicate plays a pivotal role in the promotion of social, emotional and educational development and is a vital life skill for everyone. Speech, language and communication difficulties can have an extremely negative impact on an individual in a variety of areas, including educational attainment, mental health and social interaction – all of which can be factors associated with offending and risk taking behaviours. Values

Rossie is committed to promoting the principles of the UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – and providing the highest standard of information, consultation, support and empowerment to the children and young people who are placed in their services. Within Scotland, Getting it right for every child is a national programme to improve outcomes for all children and young people. It threads through all existing policy, practice, strategy guidance and legislation affecting children, young people and families. This includes their policy on Equality and Diversity. Equality and diversity is a term used to define and champion equality, diversity and human rights as defining values of society. It promotes equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual...
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