Cypop 14

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CYPOP 14
1.1 Identify the different relationships children and young people may have.

Parents
Siblings
Extended family
Friends
Healthcare providers (e.g doctor/dentist)
Social workers
Teachers
Childminders
Carers
Neighbours

1.2 Explain the importance of positive relationships for development and wellbeing.

Positive relationships with children and young people are important because if the child feels comfortable around the carer they can separate more easily from their parents. Positive relationships also make the child feel emotionally secure, if they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in play and activities which will help their overall development. Also if the child has a positive relationship with the carer they are more likely to talk more which will help their language development. If children have positive relationships they are less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer can recognise their needs and meet them. Positive relationships are also important so that the practitioner can plan accurately because they understand the child’s development needs and they know the child’s interests. Practitioners can also respond to children effectively because they can recognise the child’s expressions.

1.3 Explain the possible effects of children having restricted, or supervised contact in order to maintain relationships.

Possible effects of children having restricted or supervised contact could include the child becoming aggressive or depressed. They may also become withdrawn and not wanting to anyone. The child may be reluctant to express affection or may appear insecure. The child may also find it difficult to maintain relationships with their peers or find it difficult to make new friendships, with peers and adults. The child may suffer from a lack of concentration and find it hard to trust people. Having restricted or supervised contact may result in the child feeling angry towards the parents which...
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