Childhood

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CU1520 – Promote Child and Young Person Development
1.1 – Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development
Confidentiality – it is important when assessing a child that you have permission from parents or carers to have written records of their child. Most parents will be happy for you to have written observations of their child but will not want these to be seen by other parents; therefore we should not leave notepads lying around for others to see. It is also important to remember that we should only discuss children’s progress with colleagues, parents and other professionals who may need to know.
Children’s wishes and feelings – there may be certain times where children feel upset and/or uncomfortable
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– Explain how institutions, agencies and services can affect children and young people’s development
There is an understanding that child development is improved when there is a multi-agency approach. This means other services will be involved in working with children in ways that will support development. For example, a speech therapist involved in a child’s development will help the child to get the best out of the child’s development.
Multi agency working will overall have a positive effect on a child’s life, they can help in areas which every day practitioners may not be familiar with, and therefore the child can get help to be the best they can possibly be.
5.2. – Evaluate different approaches to supporting positive behaviour
Least restrictive principle – one approach to support positive behaviour is to consider the ethos in the setting. Try to make sure the setting is not restrictive and confine with lots of petty rules, give children responsibility and some freedom. Children who go to very authoritarian settings tend not to develop a sense of responsibility for their actions.
Reinforcing positive behaviour – rewarding behaviour means that children will become inclined to repeat behaviours that are appropriate. This approach is similar to operant conditioning; this theory suggests that certain types of

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