A Reflection On My Professional Visit At The Youth Offending Team

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this essay I will be looking a critical incident reflection which I had when I went for my professional visit at the youth offending team in London. Using Reflection will be used to reveal how well or badly the situation was handled by the staff this will then enable me to see how the incident and the overall reflection has influence personal learning for me Hogston and Simpson (1999) says that reflection is “a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to better describe, analyses and evaluate, and inform learning about practice”. The incidents occurred during the first day of my placement the incident was that some of the young people refused to interact with me as they didn’t know who I was and that trust was not built up beforehand many of the youth’s thought I was the police coming in to ask them questions about themselves and their personal lives as many of these young people are still very vulnerable I didn’t presume them. Within any type of helping relationship building up that trusting relationship is essential as it allows the person to feel safe to share what they have experienced with you as an individual, Geldard and Geldard (2004) emphasize how important it is to build up a relationship at a very early stage of meeting the client. Reid and Westergaard (2011) then go on to say once this relationship has developed the helper will then be able to listen to the young person’s story. I feel that relationships are the key step that’s why I think that

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