UNIT 6 WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
1 Understand integrated and multi-agency working
1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working There is a government framework, every child matters, this aims to improve the following five major outcomes for all children and young people. Be Health, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-being. Every child matters is supported by a number of government policies and strategies that should work together to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families, and practitioners must work in accordance with these. This includes the early year’s foundation stage, the overarching aim of which is to help young children achieve the five outcomes. Three of the ways in which the early years foundation stage. By creating a framework for partnership working between parents and professionals, and between all the settings that the child attends. By laying a secure foundation for future learning through learning and development that is planned around the individual needs and interests of the child. By providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice. Ensuring that every child is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture, religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties or disabilities, gender or ability. 1.4
explain common barriers to integrated working and multi-agency working and how these can be overcome There are some common barriers that exist in terms of integrated and multi-agency working. These include, professionals from different backgrounds using specific terms or jargon that are not familiar to or understood by other professionals or practitioners. Professionals trained to work in very different ways finding it difficult to agree the best way to work together. Professionals from different backgrounds having differing priorities. Professionals not...
References: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES WORKFORCE, LEVEL THREE, MIRANDER WALKER.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES WORKFORCE LEVEL THREE, HODDER EDUCATION.
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