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This unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development’s QCF Assessment Principles. Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4 and 5 must be assessed in a real work environment in ways that do not intrude on the privacy of the individual.
Understand factors affecting the capacity of individuals to develop and/or maintain relationships.
. Analyse reasons why individuals may find it difficult to establish or maintain relationships.
. Describe types of legal restriction or requirement that may affect individuals' relationships.
. Explain how an individual’s capacity to establish or maintain relationships may be affected by the way support is provided.
. Explain the importance of ensuring privacy and confidentiality when providing support for relationships.
Be able to support individuals to identify beneficial relationships.
. Support an individual to understand the likely benefits of positive relationships.
. Support the individual to recognise when a relationship may be detrimental or harmful.
. Work with the individual to identify specific relationships that are likely to be beneficial to them.
Be able to support individuals to develop new relationships.
. Describe types of support and information an individual may need in order to extend their social network.
. Establish with an individual the type and level of support needed to develop a new relationship.
. Provide agreed support and information to develop the relationship.
. Encourage continued participation in actions and activities to develop the relationship.
Be able to support individuals to maintain existing relationships.
. Describe types of support an individual may need in order to maintain an existing relationship with family or friends.
. Establish with an individual the type and level of support needed to maintain the relationship.
. Provide agreed support to maintain the relationship.
Be able to work with individuals to review the support provided for relationships.
. Establish with the individual the criteria for evaluating how effective support for a relationship has been.
. Collate information about the relationship and the support provided.
. Work with the individual and others to review and revise the support provided.
. Report and record in line with agreed ways of working.