Supporting Children and Young People to Have Positive Relationships

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Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce

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Support Children and Young People to Have Positive Relationships

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West Cheshire College

Your assessor will work with you to assist in gathering evidence for this unit. This may take the form of direct observation, questions, reflective account etc. Complete the tasks/questions/assignments within this workbook and show to your assessor.

Assignment x ref unit 25 Task E – 3.4

Task F – 3.5

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

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The effects on children in these circumstances will be negative. They will probably be feeling confused, overwhelmed, insecure, emotional and vulnerable. They could be feeling anger and resentment towards their parents, blaming them for the break up of the family unit or abandoning and rejecting them by putting them into care. They will probably be prone to emotional outbursts. They may withdraw from those around them who are trying to help them or turn their anger towards them. Their self esteem will be low and they will no longer trust their parents or other adults they come into contact with as they will feel they have been abandoned and betrayed by adults. Their behaviour will be likely to deteriorate. The restricted or supervised contact is not likely to be a positive experience for them or their parents in these circumstances and their relationship with their parents may break down further.

Explain how to support a child or young person to end relationships that are making them unhappy.

We must reassure the child or young person that we will be there to help and support them throughout the process of ending any relationships that are making them unhappy. We should assure them we will not judge them. We should help to build their self esteem again and assure...
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