Support Positive Relationships

Identify the different relationships children and young people may have
Different relationships children could have include:
  * Parents, siblings and extended family
  * Friends, enemies
  * Doctors, dentists, LAC nurse
  * Social workers
  * Teachers/tutors
  * Carers
Explain the importance of positive relationships for development and well being
  * Children’s welfare can be properly monitored
  * Children are given constant care
  * Children’s needs and interests are identified and met
  * Skills and ideas can be shared
  * Plans for children’s care and education are more effective

Explain the possible effects of children having restricted, or supervised contact, in order to maintain relationships
There could be both negative and positive effects of children having restricted or supervised contact in order to maintain relationships. The negative effects could include: identity problems, difficulty forming and maintaining relationships with the person they have limited contact with and with others in general, safety risks and emotional impacts - doubt, loss of confidence, sense of guilt or misplaced responsibility and low self-esteem.
Positive effects could include: support with identity problems, the opportunity to build and maintain relationships and enabling children and young people to come to terms with their current situation.

Explain how to support children or young people to make new relationships
There are a number of ways we can support children and young people to make new relationships. These include:
  * Being a good role model
  * Being supportive
  * Being encouraging
  * Embracing diversity
  * Being positive
  * Through responsibility
  * By encouraging the relationships
  * Through the environment

Explain why it is important to encourage children or young people to resolve conflict for themselves if possible
If children are encouraged to deal with conflict for themselves, it can help their...