Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions, such as the individual’s school teachers, social worker and GP. They aim to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families. It is a way of working that ensures children and young people who need additional support have exactly the right professionals in place to support them. It may also help to identify any issues at an early stage of life, therefore giving the child and its family time to seek the support they require. 1.2 There can be many positive outcomes and the best standard of life for an individual can be reached providing the multi-agencies that are involved work together accordingly, sharing information and reflecting on it to implement plans and aim to achieve the end goal, reaching the full potential for the child or young person.
Standard 1:Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people 1.Principles and Values 1a) What principles and values do you think are important in caring for children? Principles • The welfare of the child is paramount. • Foster carers contribute to children’s care, learning, development and safeguarding. This is reflected in every aspect of practice and service provision. • Foster carers support parents and families who are partners in the care, learning, development and safeguarding of their children, recognising they are the child or young person’s first, and in most situations, their most enduring carers and educators.
CYP Core 3.6 working together for the benefit of children and young people 20/03/2015 Explain the importance of multi-agency working an integrated working Multi agency and integrated working are very important in the childcare industry they work together to help a child with needs in their development. Multi agency offers a lot of one to one support which is important because this can help identify any issue or intervention earlier than usual and better engagement in education this service would be provided by speech and language therapist. All children may have a range of needs and the way we work as practitioners can have a positive affect on their health, learning and development. The holistic approach, know as every child matters is a very important part of the government framework in England. The ever child matters has five outcomes that practitioners and other agencies should be following so we can work together to provide the best outcomes for children in our care.
Anne-Marie Whitlock MU 2.9 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.
Understanding Child Development For professionals and parents ensuring your child has the best start in life is of fundamental importance. Understanding how children develop, the rate and sequence of development especially, helps us to provide the resources that a child needs in order to maximise their potential. This booklet will look at factors affecting children’s development as well as some of the theories of development which affect current practice. Included in this booklet is a reference for parents and professionals which explains how to monitor children’s development and what to do if a child needs help with his or her development. Factors affecting development There are a range of factors which can affect a child’s development which begins from the moment of conception, and which will influence how the child develops and at what rate.
Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up. II. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. III.
2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice. Theories of development and frameworks to support development are incredibly important to us when working with children. They help us to understand children, how they react to things, situations, their behaviour and the way they learn. Different theories and ways of working with children have come together to provide frameworks for children’s care, such as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is used within all child care settings. This encourages us to work together, help and check the development of babies, children and young people, to keep them healthy and safe.
PRESENTED BY MONICA BELALCAZAR CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE MU 2.8 1.1WHAT IS A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT ? The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) states: ‘ A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’ It is important for a child care practitioner to understand how every aspect of a child or young person’s environment can have an impact on their lives. A positive environment helps children and young people to become independent, and to have the confidence to learn new skills and gain a sense of belonging. Whatever age group or setting a childcare practitioner must plan an environment that encourages the development of the whole child.
Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young people’s settings Understand what is required for competence in own work role See job description Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out National standards are set to ensure that there are principles and values in place so that children receive the best possible opportunity to thrive, develop and grow in the child care setting. These include the: Children Act 2004 This Act aims to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people by: * Improving and integrating children’s services * Promoting early intervention * Providing strong leadership * Bringing together different professionals in multidisciplinary teams National Occupational Standards This describes the values, knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes that are necessary to do a specific job. These provide the basis of national qualifications such as NVQs. The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) induction standards set out what new workers should be able to do after 6 months in the post. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) welfare requirements These are designed to support providers in creating settings which are welcoming, safe, stimulating, allowing children to grow in confidence, enjoy learning and fulfil their potential.
Task 13.1 As a practitioner it’s your duty to observe and maintain correct procedures to ensure that the children are offered a stimulating environment which will further allow optimum possibilities for development. All those who work with or amongst children and young people have a crucial role to play in helping not only to shape aspects of their lives, but to also aid in enhancing their future development. Therefore it can be stated that how we set up our own working practices can affect children and young people’s development. The necessity of encouragement and expression to children of the importance of good physical and mental health through their diet, exercise and healthy. If we do not promote and encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle, it could results in the children having poorly developed immune system which in turn would cause them to be ill and have days off school which would affect their development.