The learner will need to demonstrate that they understand the rights of children and young people and can implement child-focused work practices that incorporate these, and also comply with legislation and duty of care responsibilities.
The learner should provide a list and also explain what child-focused work practices they would implement and why.
Child-focused work practice ideas may include:
- Listening to the child or young person
- Being understanding with them and trying to see things from their point of view
- Showing that you believe the child or young person and take them seriously
- Respecting them and their wishes
- Communicating with them on their level
- Treating them as an individual with rights
- Having realistic expectations
- Showing empathy and being patient
- Focusing on the child’s or young person’s needs
- Making sure they participate in decision-making
- Maintaining appropriate boundaries
- Accommodating special needs and different cultures
- Promoting positive experiences and outcomes
- Making sure services are relevant, accessible and child-friendly.