The Purpose of This Report Is to Review and Evaluate the Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner When Working with Children.

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Unit 5

The purpose of this report is to review and evaluate the principles underpinning the role of the practitioner when working with children.
Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………….3
The role in maintaining professional relationships with children and adults…………………………………………………………………….3-7
1.1…………………………………………………………………………3-4
1.2…………………………………………………………………………4-5
1.3…………………………………………………………………………5-7
The development of reflective practice……………………………7-11
2.1…………………………………………………………………………7-8
2.2…………………………………………………………………………8-9
2.3…………………………………………………………………………10-11
Principles and practices supporting working with children……11-15
3.1………………………………………………………………………….11-12
3.2………………………………………………………………………….12-14
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A wide range of professionals can be a part of the multi-professional team. From health visitors and speech therapists to dieticians and outreach workers, each professional offers a specified area of knowledge which will in turn provide the best care possible to the child. As a childcare practitioner it is impossible to know absolutely everything so it is important that other professionals are contacted to train staff so that they are able to learn how to meet each child’s individual needs. Childcare practitioners are constantly learning by working with other professionals, it is an excellent opportunity to gain new ways of knowledge and then apply them to practice.

When being a part of a multi-professional approach it is imperative that the lines of communication are always kept clear and any queries about a child should always be voiced, as by not communicating it can cause complications to the child’s life. For example, the death of Victoria Climbie could have potentially been prevented if the lines of communication were kept clear between all of the professionals involved. However, Victoria’s death eventually led to legislation being reviewed and revised which then created the green paper, Every Child Matters (ECM). These all provides framework and themes that must be followed as the welfare of the child is paramount. Communication is vital to keeping children safe.

The ECM themes are: – ‘Being Healthy so that

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