Good communication is central to working with children, young people, their families and carers. It involves listening, questioning, understanding and responding to what is being communicated by children, young people and those caring for them.
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In health and social care, communication is ultimately the bedrock of everything that we do. We know that communication is essential. It provides us with the opportunity to ensure that our actions are in line with the individual’s needs and wishes and that their agency and autonomy are being respected.
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I am in a settled team which hasn’t had a vacancy in forever, there’s a mix of ages, some with 20-years experience, some been at it for 5 or 6 years. They are all so very different in their approaches. And it works well together.
To maintain open dialogue with the child or young person is crucial in developing the positive relationship that may be key to breaking the cycle of abuse. Be prepared to give time; time that may challenge Service expectations and norm. This relationship, trust and communication cannot be underestimated.
my placement has brought me out of my comfort zone and really made me examine areas which, left to my own devices, I probably wouldn’t have. It forced me to look at my emotions around that and recognise some useful traits about myself.
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