1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people?
When working with children and young people in your setting it is very important to work in a team as it can be positive for the children to see. If you work well in a team you will enjoy your work and the children will benefit from that, it should improve their learning and development. It is also important to work in partnerships to build a relationship and to gain trust from the children and their families. You will learn a lot from working together such as the children’s likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, the way they need to be looked after and there education. Working with team members and parents will help you set boundaries and expectations of behaviour in their setting. The children will learn what is acceptable behaviour which will make them feel secure.
1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in own work setting?
Ÿ Parents/ Careers
Ÿ Monitoring groups such as Ofsted
Ÿ Head Teachers
Ÿ Social Services
Ÿ Health Visitors
Ÿ Health Workers
1.3 Define the characteristics of effective partnership working?
The characteristics are as follow
Ÿ Good Communication
Ÿ Maintaining confidentiality
Ÿ Staff should plan to meet all children’s needs and to work with the parents and careers to ensure this is done
Ÿ Treat everybody fairly
Ÿ To share information when needed and pass it on to relevant people
Ÿ To ensure there is respect and trust between partners
Ÿ Partners have similar ethos or system of believes
Ÿ Have clear and effective leadership
Ÿ Have an aim that is agreed and understood by all partners
Ÿ Work closely with parents and careers
1.4 Identify barriers to partnership working?
Ÿ Colleagues may not know information when and how to share information
Ÿ Parents may not speak very good English so might be difficult to communicate and share information
Ÿ Staff and...