CYPCore36-1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working
Multi-agency helps to meet the needs of children, their parents or carers, different services, agencies, teams of professionals and other practitioners will work together to provide the services that a child or their family may need. Multi-agency working could involve anyone whose job or voluntary work puts them in contact with children, young people and their families. It is likely to include people from professional backgrounds including social work, health, education, Early Years, youth work, police and youth justice. Because children, young people and family’s needs can be very different, the composition of a multi-agency team will differ from case to case. It is important each practitioner brings with them their own specialist skills, expertise and insight so that the child, young person and family gets the best support possible.
Multi-agency working provides benefits for children, young people and families because they receive tailor-made support in the most efficient way. The benefits of this include: * early identification and intervention * easier or quicker access to services or expertise * improved achievement in education and better engagement in education * better support for parents * children, young people and family’s needs addressed more appropriately * better quality services * reduced need for more specialist services
CYPCore36-1.2 Analyse how integrated working practices and multi-agency working in partnership deliver better outcomes for children and young people
Anyone working together be that a team of two or larger will know that different opinion/ideas and is known to be benefical -whether competing in a quiz or professionally. If a child has speech problems - it may be more than just mechanical, it may be that a child is developmentally behind, so for the child a speech and language therapist (SALT)