Promoting Positive Behaviour

You are required to promote positive behaviour in children and young people by demonstrating kindness, consistency, empathy and set firm but fair boundaries.

You will need to be mindful of the child’s background and early life experiences when setting boundaries and expectations. Children and young people who have come from unsettled, abusive or disadvantaged backgrounds are more likely to find consistent discipline confusing at first.

You need to be able to respond positively to each child or young person’s individual behaviour and to be skilled at both diffusing difficult situations and avoiding situations escalating.

The Promoting Positive Behaviour and Safer Care policy and guidance has these principles at the centre.