Level 3 City and Guilds Childrens Learning an Ddevelopment

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Unit 029. Working together for the benefit of children and young people. 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working. 1.2 Analyse how integrated working practices and multi-agency working in partnership deliver better outcome for children and young people. 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. For example, a teacher may have noticed that one of the young children in the class may not respond sometimes when their name is called and they sometimes do not do their work but when they are shown what to do they carry out their work perfectly. The teacher suspects that the child may have difficulty hearing but without the help of a medical professional she would not be able to check the child’s hearing and try and find an outcome helpful to the needs of the child and vice versa. If the teacher did not pass on information to the medical representative they would not be aware of any problems. Therefore just even two agencies working together and sharing information can have a positive outcome. Due to the importance of both multi-agency and integrated working together, in Northern Ireland they have issued guidance known

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