Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

“Unit 3.1: Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adult.”

Introduction: This assignment will go into brief detail about the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults within a school and the different ways you could go about this as a practitioner.


Effective communication skills are extremely important when you are building relationships with children, young people and adults because they help you as the practitioner to build good quality relationships with both the adults you are working with and the children and young people in your care.

For children and young people, being able to communicate openly and honestly with the adults and children around them helps them to build trust in other people.
From birth children are naturally social beings who communicate with the world around them in their own way, whether it be babbling away at their parents or other people they are with, or by using their bodies to communicate what they need or want.
And as they get older and are able to verbally express their feelings and wants by saying words and then forming sentences as they grow.

But children learn their ways to communicate initially from their parents, as they are the first adults in a child’s life who teaches them right from wrong, and the different ways to express what they want.
For example, if all the parents do is shout at their child, then the child is going to grow up thinking that this is an acceptable method of communication with everyone they come into contact with.
Whereas parents and adults who have influence over how a child grows and the different forms of communication they learn from us, we have to show children and young people the right and wrong ways to communicate with the people around them.

So if you have a child who has been shown that it is okay to shout and yell at everyone because that is what they have seen from their parents...