I will be evaluating the role of multi-agency working, its strengths and weaknesses and how it is used to reduce the risk of abuse imposed on adults; I will also be referring to legal frameworks, regulations, working strategies and procedures. Multi-Agency working is carried out by health professionals from different sectors and professions such as nurses, social workers and mid wives working together to achieve a common goal. Multi-Agency working ensures additional support is provided for service users and that they have the correct professionals working to support them. Multi-Agency working ensures additional support is provided for service users and that they have the correct professionals working to support them and provide the appropriate care. Multi-Agency working is beneficial for service users as care professionals with exact skills are provide to deliver required care.
Strengths of Multi-agency working –
Multi-agency working is beneficial for all service users such as children, young people, adults and families; this is because Multi-agency working ensures they receive support in the most effective approach, these benefits include: * Faster and more precise diagnosis’s
* Quicker access to health care and health professionals * Service users’ needs are attended to promptly and accurately * improved quality of services
Weaknesses of Multi-agency working –
Although there are many benefits to Multi-agency working there are still some weaknesses, these are: * requiring a team leader to co-ordinate the multi-agency actions * obtaining regular team meetings to review policy and procedures * ensuring parents and other professionals approve and are involved in the multi-agency working
Multi-agency working is very useful when providing care; it functions by...