028-Knowledge criteria workbook
Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their care
You need to complete all of the questions. You may find that the key word definitions sheet helps you to understand what is expected from the questions. The evidence must be your own work and you must reference your sources where you have undertaken research-refer to policy for malpractice and plagiarism
Outcome 1 –Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people
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1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained, these may include
• Communicating effectively • Identifying and sorting out conflicts and disagreements
• Being consistent and fair • Showing respect and courtesy • Valuing and respecting individuality • Keeping promises and honouring commitments • Monitoring impact of own behaviour on others • Keeping confidentiality as appropriate • Recognising and responding appropriately to the power base underpinning relationships
Positive relationships with children and young people are important for a number of reasons.
Firstly, if I have a positive relationship with a child I feel more certain that they will come to me for help, if they are in trouble or if they need to talk. This means that the child feel supported and also that, as professional, I know that their needs are being met and that they are happy and healthy.
Additionally, children and young people model their behaviour according to what they observe others doing- if I have a positive relationships with a young person, they will learn how to create positive relationships with others and also, be more able to recognise a relationship that is not positive.
Lastly, by maintaining positive, professional relationships with the young people I work with, I am also