Working in Partnership in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Setting

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Unit 505 – Working in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s setting. 505.1 Understand partnership working 1.1 Identify the features of effective partnership working. It is important to work in partnership with others because all partner agencies can share information and concerns to create a holistic view about young people in my care when any need arises. Partnership working can help to keep the young people safe from harm and promote their welfare, to diagnose a special need in young people and get the help that is needed to the young person as soon as possible with the professional expertise of others. For effective partnership working I need to ensure that communication is clear and this can be formed between a number of organisations, agencies or individuals with a shared interest in the young person. Effective partnership working should be centred around the young person with common goals to be achieved for the best interests in that young person. If I work effectively with partner agencies problems and concerns can be identified early and the right help given in a timely manner. 1.2 Explain the importance of partnership working with: Colleagues It is vitally important to work in partnership with colleagues as they work with the young people in my care on a daily basis. By working together the outcomes for the young people in my care will be better than it would otherwise by working alone. This would include active involvement and sharing of care decisions. The staff can share and agree on the aims and processes of what is to be achieved and to come to mutual understanding of any disagreements with decisions that are to be made. There always needs to be clear communication, openness and honesty, trust and respect for all care staff working with the young people to ensure that the best outcomes are made for the young people
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