029 Working Together to Benifit Children

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Unit 029 Working together for the benefit of children and young people.

Outcome 1. Understanding integrated and multi-agency working 1. Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working. I have a responsibility to help the children in my care achieve the 5 outcomes of the UK Government Initiative Every Child Matters (ECM) – Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy & Achieve, Make a positive contribution and Achieve economic wellbeing. It is important that I contact and utilise other professionals to help achieve these outcomes. This is where multi-agency and integrated working comes in. By working together with different sectors, professionals and agencies I can help improve the outcomes for children in their development and learning, which is a requirement of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) There may be times when I am not the only setting a child attends and this can sometimes cause the child some confusion and possibly upset at the transitions between settings. If everyone involved in the child's care can share key information about the child such as their likes and dislikes, developmental stages it means that the child will have more consistency and feel more included and provided for at each setting. When a child in my setting is due to start at another setting, for example pre-school or reception. I will try when possible, with permission of the parents to arrange for myself to take to child and visit the new setting. As an Early Years setting I have external agencies that I could be involved with who are able to help, such as children’s centres and the Isle of Wight early years dept. 2. Analyse how integrated working practices and multi-agency working in partnership deliver better outcomes for children and young people.

There are many outcomes for children that could be positive if all the professionals working with the child and their parents can share information and plan for the child. However, it is important that all...
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