Unit 014 Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People

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Unit 014
Maintain and Support Relationships with children and Young People
Outcome1:
Be able to communicate with children and young people.
Assessment Criteria
The learner can: Communicate with children and young people in a way that is appropriate to the individual, using both conventional language and body language.
There are two ways of communicating with children and young people , conventional and body languages , communication may be formal (adult-led activity) or informal (playtime or social situations). In order to communicate appropriately with any child or young people I need to show that I understand them. Using my body language; eye contact to make sure that I am at their level, try not to invade their space, avoid
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I have to create a positive relationship with children and young people by encouraging two -way conversations -both listening and responding to build their confidence. Ask open-ended question to encourage developing any conversation. Group activity can also be an opportunity for individual children to be heard and to develop relationship with other children. Here are different group activities which will give individual children to be heard such a:-

Role play such as talking on the telephone
Individual children in a group
Sharing or news time
Peek a Boo
Puppet play
Meal or snack times
Board games or puzzles
Feely bag Activity
Games such as I spy

3. Demonstrate supportive and realistic responses to children and young people’s questions, ideas, suggestions and concerns.

Here are some of the laws and policies that encourage consideration of children and young people views such as:- Children Acts 2004 United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child 1989 Every Child Matter 2004 A framework called Hear by Right gives ideas to adults, young people and children on how they can be involved in the services provided for them and have their concerns taken seriously. As well young people in England have a voice to reach everyone and been heard through a UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)? it's running by local authorities to ensure that the voices of the young people are heard. To ensure that children are heard and
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