Cu1523 - Understand Integrated and Multi-Agency Working

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CU1523 - Understand integrated and multi-agency working 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated agency working. Multi-Agency or Integrated working are terms used to describe how different services work together to meet the needs of children, Multi-Agency involves different agencies, services or teams of professionals working together to provide services that can meet the needs of the children. Integrated working involves different services working together in the same building to offer more effective care for children and their families. This approach is one of the more important aspects of the Every Child Matters (ECM) framework. This framework’s 5 outcomes state that we should be working together to help achieve the best possible outcomes for every child in our care. These 5 outcomes are: * Be Healthy * Stay Safe * Enjoy and Achieve * Make a Positive Contribution * Achieve Economic Wellbeing By working together with different professionals we can ensure that the learning and development of each child is improved, as more people would have a wider range of knowledge and skills to offer. By something as simple as sharing records or observations with one another can lead to a more precise assessment of the position and needs of an individual child, thus making it easier to improve their outcomes as time progresses. According to the ‘A Unique Child’ theme, the EYFS guidance states, ‘Every child is a competent learner form birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’. Throughout the EYFS we are encouraged to put this into practice and to make sure that our practice is inclusive. Inclusion is an important part of any organisation dealing with the well-being of children, ensuring that the children are accepted as part of the setting. Working with other agencies to ensure this
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