Task 2 understands the importance of effective communication and information sharing in services for children and young people.
Describe why clear and effective communication between partners is required:
Clear and effective communication between partners is required because you have to share information about children’s learning and development, this is particularly important because when sharing information it is crucial that there are no mistakes made as this can then affect the information that has been shared and also you must ensure there are no barriers within the communication; also when working with partners effective communication is also needed so everyone can work towards the same aim and to achieve the best outcomes for the child and the children’s family. Another reason why effective communication between partners is required is because all partners need to plan together to meet children’s learning needs and it is important for all the key people to understand each other. Communication involves sharing information with other partners about the child’s interests and dislikes so they can build on. Lastly many children change their setting so it’s important to get the right information across effectively.
Identify policies and procedures in the work setting for information sharing:
Polices and procedure give clear messages to staff about their roles and responsibilities and set the boundaries within which they are expected to work. It is also important to remember polices and procedures are there to make sure that the best possible practice is maintained and developed to provide the best care and learning environment for the children or young people.
Policy and procedures for sharing information:
The data Protection Act 1998 which provides a framework to make sure that information is shared appropriately.
The Children Act 2004 which sets out