Cyp Core 3.2 Promote Child and Young Person Development Essay

1256 Words Aug 28th, 2012 6 Pages

1.1 When assessing you need to take account of a range of factors:
1. Confidentiality must be kept at all times. You must have the senior practitioner’s and/or the parents’ permission before making formal observations of children. Do not to leave confidential material lying around they must be secured in a locked cabinet. Line of reporting-only talk to authorized personal about confidential material. This confidentially can only be broken when a child is at real risk.
2. Be objective. You should not jump to premature conclusions. Only record what you actually see or hear not what you think or feel. For example, the statement “The child cried “ is objective, but to say “ The child is sad “ is
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Try not to interact with the children (unless it is a participant observation), but if they do address you be polite and respond positively e.g. explain to the children simply what you are doing and keep your answers short.
8. Practise! The best way to develop your skills at observing children’s development, learning and behaviour is to do observations on a regular basis.
9. Consider the stage of development of children as every child learn and develop at different stage.
10. Disability – disability or specific requirements need to be taken in account when carrying out any assessment /observation or a child can be underestimated and the observation will be unreliable.
11. Reliability of information – no one can get an accurate picture of development if the information is not accurate this can harm the child’s development and the underestimating of their potential.
12. Consider gender as girls mature faster than boys
13. Home environment – Research and other evidence tells us that some children, particularly those from low income homes, do not experience the rich, well-planned communication and language provision in their settings that is necessary to support their development.
Research has shown that these children have fewer opportunities to talk with their parents than children from well-educated, middle-class homes, and are already behind their more affluent peers in their acquisition
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