1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people.
A partnership can be formed between a number of individuals or organisations with a shared interest. Partnerships will often be formed to address specific issues and this can be short or long term. Before partnership working became the accepted desired way of working, the parents of a child with additional needs would face many different appointments with different people, none of them would have spoken to each other and they would expect the parents to give them a detailed breakdown of their child’s disability.
Every child matters (ECM)
Partnership working is a general approach to childcare and education and is an important feature of the governments. Every child matters framework: there are five outcomes for EMC and they are:
Enjoy and Achieve
Makes a positive contribution
Achieve economic wellbeing
Working in partnership when done well enables partners to:
Ensure that everyone communicates about the whole child
They prevent problems occurring in the first place and support children, young people and families with additional needs.
Working with others in partnership is important as children and young people get the support they need. There are many different services for children and young people. This includes children’s centre and health centres and clinics. In my setting it is important that we work in partnership with others so we can give children and young people all the support that they need.
In my setting we work in partnership with parents and staff as we will need to pass on information about how the child has been through the day. We need to work in partnership with parent/carers as they will want to know if their child/children have been good and they might have a care sheet to take home or some pictures. They might also have a medicine form to sign at the end of the day to say that the child has had some. We need to work in partnership with other members of staff as they might not be in the room when a parent comes and you may need to pass on information. You might have also taken medicine of one off the parents and they might have told you what time they need it.
1.2. Identify who relevant partners would be in own work setting
In my setting there are different professionals that work us to provide the best care for children. The partners might be registered child-minders, schools; teachers from various schools might get involved as they will need to know information about children and their families. In my setting different professionals will work alongside the setting, for example speech therapy, special needs and schools. Speech therapies will work alongside the setting as they might be children that struggle to speak and that need extra support. Special needs people will need to get involved as they will be children that struggle daily activities. Schools will need to speak to the setting as they will need to know information about the children and whether they have dietary requirements and whether they need extra support.
1.3 define the characteristics of effective partnership working
The partnership working aims to keep children, young people and their families at the centre of decision-making in order to meet their needs and improve their lives. For practitioners to achieve this they need to know how to use a range of tools and processes including: sharing information and early intervention common assessment processes and supporting information and communication technology tools. To work successfully on a multi-agency basis you need to be: clear about your own role and be aware of the roles of other professionals, to be confident about your own standards and targets and to be respectful of those that will apply to other services.
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