MU 2.9 Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people.
Partnership can be formed between a number of individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest. Partnerships are often formed to address specific issues and have a common reason for working together and may often formed to target a short or long term issues . In order to achieve a good partnership partners need to communicate, co-ordinate, co- operate. There are two types of partnership working: multi agency working and integrated working.
Multi agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families and ensure that children who need additional support get the right professionals they need to support them. Multi agency working may include people form professional backgrounds such as social workers, 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, so that the child, young person and family gets the best support possible.
1.2 identify who relevant partners would be in your own work setting.
1.3 Define the characteristics of effective partnership working.
The characteristics are …
Staff should plan to meet all children’s needs and to work with the parents and careers to ensure this is done
Treat everybody fairly
To share information when needed and pass it on to relevant people
To ensure there is respect and trust...