Effective communication is the most important factor within care settings for children and young people. If you are able to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, children and young people you are able to build strong relationships within all sectors of your work place including different professionals such as other teachers, doctors, nurses and the authorities. Communication in the work setting varies from one-to-one interactions with a child or a parent, group interactions with the children and staff meetings. In my report I will explain the different reasons why people communicate and I will also give an explanation of how communication affects relationships within the work setting.
A child’s key person has many different reasons for effective communication within our care setting, we need to be able to promote relationships and offer support, if a child is in need of extra help we need to be able to communicate with a manager or other colleagues, the parents and another professional who is able to give the child the help they require.
Within an Early Years setting we need to maintain relationships by doing so a key person will ensure they get to know the child well and their family so a trusting relationship can be built and maintained.
Communication is vital when it comes to exchanging information as you need to ensure this is always done professionally and as confidential as possible as you may have to communicate with people from other settings such as doctors, care workers or the authorities so you need to make sure all relevant information about a child or family member is kept confidentially between you and the other professional.
As a child’s key person we have to negotiate and liaise with colleagues, other professionals, children and their families. Negotiation and liaison needs communication to be effective to meet each person’s needs if a child needs extra help or support a key worker would then need to...