Multi-agency working is a successful way of supporting children and families with additional needs. Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions within the workforce to provide integrated support to children and young people. This is done by having a team around the child. It is a productive way of supporting children with additional needs and helping to secure real improvements for future life outcomes. There are five outcomes of ECM which we should be working together so that we can achieve the best outcomes for children in our care.
CU1523 Working together for the Benefit of Children and Young People 1. Understand integrated and multi-agency working 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working * As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in out care achieve the ‘every child matters’. To be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve. * Team work with outside professionals is imminent to our work practises and I feel that integrating will help us achieve the outcome that we would like for our children and this will help them in their development going forward. This is an integral requirement of the eyfs.
Projects such as the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) and Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP) have been instrumental in highlighting the long term impact that high quality early years provisions can have on young children. “Communication in childcare is the one of the greatest ways to provide the best care for the child on both ends - for parents and providers. Not only is this the best way to provide the best possible care for the child, but it makes for a great relationship between parents and providers” http://www.myparentime.com/articles/articleS198.shtm Training and Development Practitioners have many teaching responsibilities to children, families and professionals. Using training and development helps to develop the skills, attitudes and practices of a competent teacher. It helps practitioners to provide new ideas and thoughts about practice and to feel confident about areas of work or knowledge that needs updating.
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. An integrated working are service hubs for the community bringing together a range of services, usually under one roof, whose practitioners then work in a multi-agency way to deliver integrated support to children.
Enabling good communication between practitioners, other agencies and young people within residential care is important to good practice and building and maintaining positive relationships. • Identifying and sorting out conflicts and disagreements. If a child or young person has an issue with a member of staff or another peer it is important for that child to be able to address the matter with the support of staff to resolve the situation. • Being consistent and fair. Being consistent and fair in residential practice is very important; showing each child ad young person that all services are available to them and they
It is important to plan to meet the care and learning needs of all children In this research task the importance of play in child development and how to meet the care and learning needs of the child, how to meet those needs and why it is important will be discussed. Theorist will also be used as examples to prove the importance of play and how it is not an irrelevant part of childhood. There will also be mention of legislation and learning curriculums that must be meet and followed. It is important for a practitioner to meet the care and learning needs of all children in order for them to achieve to their full potential. When planning to meet all of the children’s care and learning needs it is important to remember that all children develop at different rates, it is important to remember this because you should not compare one child to another; as different aspects will be more developed than each other’s e.g.
KEEP emphasises that secure relationships are valuable for effective learning in children. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) include forming secure relationships and learning through play as key elements. In my setting I adopt evidence-based practice: by building on skills gained from personal experiences both from childhood and from bringing up three children of my own; by undertaking relevant training and by sharing information with colleagues. Evidence-based practice helps support positive outcomes for children in many ways including: to ask questions about injuries that can’t be explained satisfactorily (Baby P enquiry); the value of early learning through ‘guided play’ (EPPE project) and reflective practice and self-evaluation being important (SPEEL
1.3 I attempt get feedback from others who are actively involved in the young persons life, this could be from my Manager, other colleagues or other professionals in the young persons care. I assess what worked and what didn’t with the young person’s in my care and try and identify what I could of done better, and how to develop my personal role to achieve my personal goals. In order to promote and build good relationships. 2.1 These are important because I need to be able to provide the best possible support and care to the young people in my care. Ensuring their safety and learning development is promoted at all times.
1.4 Explain common barriers to integrated working and multi-agency working and how these can be over come. Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions 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 needed to support them. Integrated working focuses on enabling and encouraging professionals to work together effectively to deliver effective care for children. Children in their early years may have a range of needs and the way that we work together as practitioners can have a positive impact on their health, development and learning.
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.