The types of behaviour that are unacceptable and should be referred to others include: • Using your power, strength or authority to intimidate others ● Abusive language
● Racist, homophobic, sexist language
● Possession of, and taking of drugs, or any illegal substances ● Fighting and violent behaviour
● Disrespectful behaviour towards anyone in the setting
● Deliberate damage to property
● Possession of, and taking of alcohol – or entering the premises after having taken alcohol We also need to refer the following types of inappropriate behaviour: ● Behaviour that is inappropriate for the child’s stage of development: e.g. a child over four years old who continues biting, or an older child who hits other children or is physically aggressive in other ways ● Self- harming behaviour
Other professionals who may be called upon to help all those involved. It is useful for senior practitioners to attend meetings which allow everyone to contribute information about a child; these will help to create an overall view of progress, development and behaviour and it is here that recorded observations will be especially useful. . Professionals who may become involved include the following: ● Health visitors work primarily with children up to five years and their families, checking for healthy growth and development. ● Play therapists have specialist training and work with children through play to help them feel emotionally secure ● Paediatricians are doctors who specialise in the care of children and young people up to the age of 16, to check for normal development and diagnose difficulties. ● Educational psychologists assess children and young people who have special needs and give advice, particularly for those with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Child psychiatrists work with children and young people and their families to help...