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It is important for a child centred approach because every child is different and a unique individual.
The national framework for Every Child Matters (Children’s Act 2004) was set up to support children or young people to ensure the joining up of services to ensure that each individual achieves the five Every child Matters Outcomes which offer support to children to enable them to be;
• Stay safe.
• Enjoy and achieve.
• Make a positive contribution.
• Achieve economic well-being.
The child centred approach promotes the right of the child or young person to choose, make connections and communicate, this will help you to plan for their individual needs. Children’s wishes should be taken into account during decision making to give them a sense of belonging and not to be made to feel as though its them who’s to blame this should be done in a sensitive manner and they should be listened to and used to find out how they are feeling and what they would like. Sometimes although not very often young children may even be involved in more serious issues including their own protection, this can be difficult if a child is very young or if a child has barriers that stop them communicating.
A child centred approach allows the child, young person to think, experience, explore, question and explore for answers in the direction of play that they wish to experience rather than you directing play.