Essay about qcf 3 unit 12

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Unit 12 Assessment and planning with children and young people 1. Understand how to place children and young people at the centre of assessment and planning…… 1.2 – Explain how to identify the needs of children and young people… 1.3 – Explain the importance of working with others to assess the needs of children and young people to inform planning… The best way to go about identifying the needs of children and young people are through observation and information received from all the avenues possible, these may include such people as; The child/young person – Nobody else will know exactly how they feel unless they are given their right to express how they feel and what they want. Parent/foster parents – Are a great source of…show more content…
When a child has the capacity to understand they are able to attend LAC reviews and contribute to their assessment giving them a sense of control over their own lives, feel like their opinion is valued and that their assessment is specific to their individual needs. In cases where the child lacks the capacity due to the level of autistic spectrum disorder there is a need for their needs to be met via advocacy. 1.5 – Explain the importance of permanency planning for children and young people… The importance of permanency planning for children and young people are that it provides the people working with them with the opportunity to assess the individual’s needs and circumstances. To be able to make effective plans for their long term future and development although this can change as time goes by and should be reviewed at the sign of any changes for the child/young person. In some cases there may need to be an advocate in place due to the child’s/young person’s disability. In my work setting there is a very high standard of importance on consistency and routine due to the children disability. Having this consistency by all staff working in the same way and continually using

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