Cyp Core 3.7 Task 2c

i) Explain the importance of active participation of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives.
The importance of active participation of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives is you can find out what the child or family actually want or need. It’s very important to listen to their views and communicate with parents and respect their points of view you need to communicate well with children and take into account that young children may use non-verbal communication. If children and young people are given choice of an activity they would like to do they are making a decision which can help them become confident every week we let the children choose what their treat will be on a Friday if they have reached the top of the reward chart. It allows the children to make the choice by themselves building up confidence, self-esteem and social skills. Also on a daily basis children are given the choice of what activity they do.

ii) Explain how to support children and young people according to their age, needs and abilities to make personal choices and experiences that have a positive impact on their lives.
Every child has the right to be involved in decisions that may affect them. If a child makes their own choices it is a proven fact that they will learn, enjoy and achieve more, this is why as practitioners we plan around the child’s interest.

If a child makes choices they learn that when giving choices that they can only choose one of the choices, this is a learning curve for a child. This is why we support children to make choices, this can mean that sometimes children will have to wait for certain choices e.g. if a child is on a bike and the child wishes to have a turn then they have to wait until the sand timer has finished for their turn, it doesn’t mean that they are allowed their choices immediately. Most children make choices every day without realising that they are choosing such as what pair of socks...