Understanding Partnership Working in Service with Children and Young People

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| 013 Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People - Questions| | Task A Questions|
1 Why is it important for children and young people that you work in partnership with the following people/groups?| | (a) Parents, carers, guardians|
| This is the most important partnership as Parents/carers need to feel confident with the setting and it’s staff. They will want and expect the highest level of care for their child. Nurturing a partnership with Parents/carers will ensure good communication and the sharing of important information regarding the child, such as needs, wants and development. Building trust with parents/carers will result in them regarding the setting as a valuable source of help and support, which is especially important for new and inexperienced parents/carers.| | (b) Other professionals |

| Sharing information with key professionals will enable the deployment of effective support and services, where needed, to improve the overall development of the child. For example, working on specific recommendations by a speech and language therapist may assist a child with communication difficulties to engage more effectively within the setting. | | (c) Multi disciplinary teams|

| It is crucial that all parties within a multi disciplinary team work in partnership. For the most effective results, all information must be available. This enables different disciplines to share their skills resulting in more effective support and outcomes for the child.| | d) Colleagues|

| Working closely with colleagues and sharing information, such as observations, can add to a greater understanding of the child and their development. Working as a partnership helps to provide a consistent level of care. It also helps develop the skills across the staff team, as well as providing more effective learning/play environment.|

2. Identify from within your own chosen work setting three relevant partners for...
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