Multi Agency Working/Partnership Working in Social Care

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CU1523 Working together for the benefit of children and young people 1.1 Multi agency working aims to support children and young people to enable them to have the best possible start in life. The objective is to collate all known information about an individual and structure a care plan based on this evidence to support the individual. It is important that all agencies connected to the individual input their information as this will give a greater perspective on what the individual needs and allow the support given to be at its best. The five outcomes state that, as staff, we should be liaising with the different agencies that are connected to the individual to meet the best standard of life as possible. 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. It is important that early intervention is utilised for children who appear to be struggling as this may be an indicator that the child has issues communicating, socialising, learning etc. Example A child attends a day care centre and is referred to a speech and language therapist due to
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