Understand Child and Young Person Development

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Promote child and young person’s development
Unit 4222-344

1) Explain the importance of a person centred and inclusive approach and give examples of how important this is implemented in your work ( L.O2.3)

A person centred approach should involve supporting a young person and focus on their needs and interests rather than what the worker perceives as important. All activities should be available to everyone, and particular activities are targeted at specific children, you must also consider how an activity can be personalized so that the area of development that needs work can be integrated.

It is believed that a person cantered approach will empower the young people to be in control of their lives. It supports everyone to be the best that they can be, it ensures everyone has a voice and puts the young person at the centre of the planning and decision making process. A person centred approach reliably captures the voices of the young people and embeds safeguarding into every aspect of provision. It does this through fully integrated working, trusted relationships between young people who know and work with them.

As a worker you must encourage the young person, show an interest in the learning that they are undertaking. Listen and communicate effectively and in turn this will build up a good working relationship. Make sure they young person is involved in all decision making this will let them take ownership of their life and decisions they make.

When I start work with a young person I use a person centred approach, they are involved from the first stage of the referral the social worker must get written agreement from the young person so that they are willing for me to be a part of their case. They have an in put into the intake meeting on the form there is a specific area where they identify any work they would like to engage in and are given examples , at all time the young person is at the centre, it is made very clear that the outreach role is their for a support for them .

2) Explain the features of an environment or service that promotes the development of children and young people (L.O.3.1)

The ‘environment’ in question is the physical and emotional environment we create for the young person it includes the • Physical environment
• Opportunities available to the young person
• Overall philosophy and culture of the service
• The effectiveness of the service provided
All these factors have a significant impact on the young person’s development.

The environments created for the young person should factor in the following The environment should be stimulating and attractive.
Well organised and planned
The environment should be personalised and inclusive in turn encouraging participation, and when appropriate parents and carers should be involved. Policies should be in place regarding providing appropriate rick and challenge for the young person. The environment should meet the young person’s needs and if work continues it should be varied and not monotonous. The young person will welcome a friendly environment. The environment should be stimulating in aesthetic appearance for the activity provided. The staff should be mindful of their practices and attitudes for these will set the atmosphere for the young person. Boundaries must be in place for young people but for a creative atmosphere to be nurtured making mistakes and a level of noise is acceptable.

All these factors discussed can be implemented if possible for the development of the young person.

3) Explain how your own working practice can affect children and young people’s development (L.O.4.1) Your working practice can contribute to the development of the young person, the standard of your work practices as a professional can have a positive effect on young people’s development. How you carry out and fulfil your role and implement your professional practice can have an impact on the young person....
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