Explain the importance of maintaining a person or child centred approach when establishing proactive strategies

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A person-centred approach is important in all aspects of an individual’s support because they have the right to be involved in all decisions that concern them. It is all the more important when establishing proactive strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour because the individual knows more about the reasons why they have they incidents of challenging behaviour than anybody else, so are best-placed to provide information about how to avoid them. In addition, everyone is unique and so are their triggers so proactive strategies should also be tailored uniquely to the individual using a person-centric approach.