Assignment 013- Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People Task A Why is it important for children and young people that you work in partnership with the following people/groups? Parents, carers and guardians This partnership is very important because parents or carers need to trust the nursery and staff that work there. They will expect the best quality of care for their child. Partnering well with the parent or carer of the child will increase good communication including sharing important information regarding the child needs, wants and development. Building trust with parents or carers will result in them knowing that the nursery is a very good place for their child as it offers a great amount of help and support, which is especially important for new parents or carers.
Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible.
Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. 1.1 Identify the current legislations and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Every school/ nurseries must produce a range of policies outlining the procedures and guidelines of promoting equality in the school, taking into account the rights of all individuals, such as all staff, children and the wider community. The policies must show
The act states that the information must be relevant and not excessive, processed fairly and lawfully and for limited purposes only. It also states how records should be kept and be transferred in a secure manner, again, providing reassurances to parent and students that any personal information the school holds about them will remain confidential. Both pieces of legislation help to encourage trust between families and schools. Trust is the basis for any successful relationship, and will enable the school and families to work together to improve the overall development of the children and young people in their care, not just their educational outcomes but their wellbeing too. The Acts allows openness in the discussions between schools and children, families of challenging or vulnerable children to know that any sensitive information given will be treated as confidential and kept safe.
These services and activities are geared towards facilitating, enhancing and maintain the child’s developmental ability to function as a productive member of society. The commitment of a foster parent is to the child’s welfare system, the community, and the fostering profession. Statement of Core Values Mission The mission of Train up a Child Association is to provide foster parent the support needed to maintain a safe well-being and stability for the youth, children, and infants in their care. Company Vision The vision of Train up a Child Association is to provide parents with the ability to excel the welfare of the foster children and their families, maintain respect of the rights of each party, and make an acceptable effort to assure that their services are used appropriately. Responsibility of the Foster Child and their Family Foster parents acknowledge their responsibilities in providing a nurturing and safe environment, in which is conducive to the development of all foster children to his or her highest potential.
1.2. Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults. Children and young people need to feel safe and valued in an educational environment. The government document Every Child Matters: Change for children 2004 is an important document to read which would benefit anyone working with children. To work and build on positive relationships with children there has to be a good understanding of putting the pupils needs first.
The Current Legislation for Home Based Childcare There is numerous legislation in place to make sure children are not abused or exploited. The following information gives a summary of the current legislations. The most important being the Children act 2004, which arose from the Green Paper framework ‘Every Child Matters’ It identifies five outcomes for children: • Be healthy- enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle. • Stay safe - being protected from harm and neglect • Enjoy and achieve - getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood • Make a positive contribution - being involved with the community, society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour • Achieve economic well-being - not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential. Other important legislation are: Children act 1989 – This act was first acknowledged in UK law of children’s rights.
These principles are: Non-discrimination regardless of race, sex, gender, religion. Disability or any other reason. Another thing practitioners’ do is promote a positive environment for parents as well as the children because a positive environment can mean that everyone within a setting and other to do with children outside of the setting can show positive outcomes in order to help meet the child’s best interest and needs of the child. Practitioners can also benefit from going on training courses to help them learn about childcare and help them meet the needs of the children in their care. Practitioners that go on training courses outside of the setting will get a better insight on how to work with different practitioners, parents and children.
Unit 7 Assignment Work in partnership in Health and Social Care of Children and Young People’s settings. Question 1 1.1 The features of effective partnership working begin with the knowing that it is everyone’s responsibility for partnership working in order for it to be successful. The benefits of working in partnership are enormous allowing families to share information about their children’s development or learning and supporting those children with particular needs to receive support. Colleagues, professionals and others must be active in working alongside, sharing expertise, knowledge and a common purpose to improve the lives of individuals in their care. Respecting each other’s skills and contributions enables everyone working together share their expertise, recognise and utilise the strengths of all involved.
The principles of Early Years Practice The principles of Early Years Practice By Sherri Green By Sherri Green Inclusive practice Inclusive practice means that everyone is treated as an individual. In addition to everyone being treated as an individual it means that despite our differences whether that’s health, wealth, race or religion or any of the other differences that we are all treated as equal and unique. Inclusive practice is an important part of everyday life… including everyone makes them feel part of a community and equally as important as every other person. In an early years practice there is a policy of inclusive practice to make all the children reach their full potential. We use this practice to prevent or stop children feeling unwanted, not good enough, left in the dark, lost, small, nervous, worn down or have a negative self-image.