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Topics: Social work, The Child, Childhood Pages: 3 (775 words) Published: August 1, 2013
Engracia Damiao

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Explain how differences in working practices and policy affect collaboractive working

Collaborative working- based on teamwork, working together. It’s become very important because brings better understanding between of constraints professional and system overall. Also avoid the blame when problems occured. In order for professional to work effectively, there must be a process based on shared goals and philosophies. Also have mutual respect, trust, and willingness to share knowledge and have an open communication and take on board the reality of status, Authority and power differential. (Leiba, 1996) it’s necessary to be confident in the one own professional knowledge base, and to respect the knowledge of others colleagues. However, collaborative working is considerate difficult as well because there is a lot of barriers which can effect the professional working effectively. And these barriers can be when there’s different resources allocation system, accountabilities structures, when there is professional tribalism, pace of change and spending constraints.

For examples: collaborative working can produce conflicts between individual practitioners or between practitioner from different agencies. This can result of fact that practitioners with different professional training and backgrounds may approach situation differently or have different priorities. A community based healthcare support worker may for examples: Want to focus on completing particular tasks each day and community Nurse or social service worker may have a long term view and may wish to work...
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