Understanding Children and Young Person Development Essay

13960 Words May 25th, 2011 56 Pages
CWDC Standards Work Pack

Standard 1: Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people

Standard 2: Understand your role as a foster carer

Standard 3: Understand health and safety and safer caring

Standard 4: Know how to communicate effectively

Standard 5: Understand the development of children and young people

Standard 6: Keep children and young people safe from harm

Standard 7: Develop yourself

Standard 1:

Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people

1.1a What principles and values do you think are important in caring for children?

There are many principles and values which are important in caring for
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I always try to respect race, religion and cultural identity as there is the need for continuity and security, This is one of the reasons why I always address each young person by his/her name.
Whenever a child makes a negative remark about him/her self, I try to encourage to rephrase it to a positive one, so that he/she can form the habit of being positive about him/her self. Again, ‘praise’ is preferable to ‘negative’ remarks

1.2b Where can you gain advice about the care needs of a child or young person who has a different racial, cultural or religious background from your own?

There are many places will include religious bodies, local authorities, some central government information centres; refugee centres, cultural centres. citizens’ advice bureau; agencies concerned with fostering; and training; social workers; libraries and the inter-net, Some of the information may be general or specific. The young people seem to want to ‘fit’ into this society, yet it is important that they attend the mosque. The Islamic centres can also provide not only information, but also teach anyone who is interested in learning Arabic.

1.2c What skills might children and young people need to develop to deal with discrimination?

The skills young people need to develop to deal with discrimination will include talking to the carer and other children about their experiences and how they dealt with them. The discussion could also help the young people
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