Unit 5 E1

Berniece Jordan-Edney ​649.000​11/718277
A practitioner’s main responsibility in a professional relationship is communication, confidentiality, trust, honesty, ensure all children are treated equally and fairly and for most putting the child first. It is important that a practitioner has a good professional relationship with parents for many reasons. It is important to maintain confidentiality as it is a part of the Data Protection Act 1998, it also helps to develop a trusting in the professional relationship with the parent, which will make them have a sense of security, enough that they would be able to confide in the practitioner if they have any problems they or the child may have. Practitioners should make sure they keep a friendly but professional relationship with the parent while being cautious not to get over familiar and keep an impartial relationship with the parent. Parents need to be able to trust you when you are looking after their child/children, you can earn their trust by being open and honest with the parent and answering questions they may have and sharing any information you may have about the child that will not be breaking confidentiality.
It is important to remember that the parents know the child the best, so you need to be able to work and communicate with the parent so the child can be cared for in the best way possible. Another reasons are that babies and young children react to their parent’s reactions to people and things that surrounding them. If a child feels safe and happy then they will relax and will settle in more easily, an older child may find it easier to settle in as they can communicate to others through speech and actions. 
Even as an older child they need one to one time with their key worker, where they know they can tell the practitioner things and they will not be judged or discriminated agents. It is also vital that practitioners have a profession relationship with other professionals. This ensure you work...