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Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care. 1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained. It is essential to build positive relationships with children and young people, as the quality of our relationships with children and young people will make a substantial difference to their behaviour, achievement and overall wellbeing. There are various different ways to encourage children to have positive relationships with practitioners and other professionals as well as other children. Positive relationships are built on trust, for young people trust means knowing someone believes in you and they feel they can confide in you in many different situations. 1.3 Evaluate own effectiveness in building relationships with children and young people. I would consider myself to be effective at building relationships with children and young people. I do this by: * Being a positive role model

* Being consistent
* Showing genuine interest
* Valuing each individual efforts
* By acknowledging and talking about feelings
* Striving to build positive self esteem
* Provide a safe place when things get too much
* Having a positive attitude
* Providing a positive atmosphere
* Being approachable at all times
* communicating effectively
* sharing information but maintaining confidentiality with other staff * having positive eye contact
* acknowledging negative and positive emotions
* sharing positive strategies that have helped with other practitoners * acknowledging positive behaviour
* maintaining confidentiality
* matching resources /lesson to meet each childs needs
* providing a friendly, secure environment
* respecting all individual needs
To maintain a positive relationship with children and young people, you have to show young people you are approachable....
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