1.1 Explain Why Positive Relationships with Children and Young People Are Important and How These Are Built and Maintained

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1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained

It is important to have a positive relationship with children and young adults because if they feel comfortable and secure with the adult and their setting weather it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent /carer, if they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. From the staffs point of view a close relationship means they learn to recognise
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For children and young people to trust us we need to keep are promises and honour are commitments if we tell them they can paint or, play football the next day then we must let them or they will stop trusting us and they will think it is ok for them to brake their promises and commitments. When they trust us they may speak to us in confidence although we can never promise to maintain confidentiality if the child reveals that they have been abused, or that there is a danger that they may be harmed, keeping confidentiality is an important part of working with children, young adults and others. Parents may give you confidential information about their child to help you in your work but will trust that you will not pass the information on to other unless it is essential for them to know, if they think their information is becoming a source of gossip or interest this will break the confidentiality then the trust you have built up with then will break down and so will the relationship.
The way to build relationships with children and young people changes according to their age, for babies it is essential to form an ‘attachment’ or special bond with their key person in order to compensate for the absence of their parent/carer in my setting we do this by having settling in

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