How to communicate successfully with young people Blog.
Good communication skills are one of the most important qualities prospective foster carers need to develop. Young people can be notoriously hard to communicate with.
Many children in care do not openly talk about their worries and concerns. It is important to be consistently available to children in your care and to include them in the decision-making process.
With younger children activities, such as games, can help build a rapport and encourage the child to express themselves. Older children can be more reluctant to engage with foster carers. It is important to offer them opportunities for self-expression, Such as through music, reading or the creative arts.