When we thought about the qualities a Named Person should have, we realised how important it was for them to respect the feelings of a child or young person.

We thought respected meant:

  • People listening to you
  • It has to be earned
  • It might be connected to religion – RE
  • It was about self respect and respecting others
  • It means equality
  • Being included in decisions that affect you
  • Being allowed to be different
  • Not being judged straight away
  • People not laughing at jokes about you

Respected in your own words.

Anna wrote about what happened when Ben wasn’t safe at home. But her story also shows how important it was for Ben’s guidance teacher to respect him and listen to him.