Understand Integrated and Multi Agency Working

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Outcome 1 Understand integrated and multi agency working

1. Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working When children are growing up they may require the use of different services, it is important for these services to work together so that they can help promote the child’s development and other life skills. When working with new children it is also important that you integrate them successfully by welcoming them and making sure that they know you’re accepting them in to your establishment. Working with other agencies could make sure that a blind child arrives at a new setting with the correct equipment to help them.

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 will be positive if the professionals working with the children and their families can share and agree upon the way they might assess, plan and implement for the child. Both the children and their parents can be involved in any plans to ensure that a child can achieve their potential. If the outcomes for any child are to be positive it is important that all adults involved understand what information can be shared and the importance of confidentiality.

3. Describe the functions of external agencies with whom your work setting or service interacts

Behavioural Support Service (BEST) – A behaviour support service is part of the LA and works in partnership with schools, within a framework of inclusion, to help them promote positive behaviour, and to provide effective support to pupils, parents and schools where behaviour may be a concern. Health care professionals, speech and language therapists and health visitors – They will be employed by the local primary health care trust and will support individual children and their families. The referral may have been made by a GP or awareness raised in the setting. They will work closely with the...
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