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.
support each child in their learning and work with parents and carers as partners in children’s learning and development. understand your responsibilities in meeting the learning and development and safeguarding and welfare requirements of the EYFS. oversee the educational programmes to ensure that all areas of learning are includedand that assessment is consistent and used well to inform planning. promote equality and diversity and have a clear overview of the progress of all the children who attend. evaluate your provision, use this information to identify priorities for development and set challenging targets for improvement, with a focus on children’s achievements.
PRESENTED BY MONICA BELALCAZAR CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUPPORT OF POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE MU 2.8 1.1WHAT IS A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT ? The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) states: ‘ A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.’ It is important for a child care practitioner to understand how every aspect of a child or young person’s environment can have an impact on their lives. A positive environment helps children and young people to become independent, and to have the confidence to learn new skills and gain a sense of belonging. Whatever age group or setting a childcare practitioner must plan an environment that encourages the development of the whole child.
• Self-esteem and resilience are recognised as essential to every child or young person’s development. • Confidentiality and agreements about confidential information are respected as appropriate unless a child or young person’s protection and well-being are at stake. • Professional knowledge, skills and values are shared appropriately in order to enrich the experience of children and young people more widely.
Anne-Marie Whitlock MU 2.9 1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people? When working with children and young people in your setting it is very important to work in a team as it can be positive for the children to see. If you work well in a team you will enjoy your work and the children will benefit from that, it should improve their learning and development. It is also important to work in partnerships to build a relationship and to gain trust from the children and their families. You will learn a lot from working together such as the children’s likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, the way they need to be looked after and there education.
Assessment Task – CYP Core 3.6 WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Q 1.1 . Explain the importance of multi-agency and integrated working? A. Multi-agency working is about different services, agencies and teams of professionals and other practitioners working together to provide services that fully meet the needs of children, young people and their parents or carers. Integrated working focuses on enabling and encouraging professionals to work together effectively to deliver frontline services.
2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice. Theories of development and frameworks to support development are incredibly important to us when working with children. They help us to understand children, how they react to things, situations, their behaviour and the way they learn. Different theories and ways of working with children have come together to provide frameworks for children’s care, such as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is used within all child care settings. This encourages us to work together, help and check the development of babies, children and young people, to keep them healthy and safe.
CYP Core 3.2: Promote Child and Young person development 4.1 As a child care practitioner, the care and education that I extend to children, can make a difference to their overall development. In short how working practices are delivered in my setting can affect children development. As a reflective practitioner, I am able to effectively plan and work with children, always remembering that the child comes first and my work practice needs to be child centred. * I need to ensure that there is a proper balance of child-initiated and adult-initiated activities. * I need to ensure that that the balance of activities cover each of the aspects of learning in the curriculum but also building on each of the development areas.
Respect for the role of families with regard to decisions about their children is inevitable. * Establishment of a working partnership between families and professionals; they work as a team and play equal roles. In contemporary FCP, professional expertise is valued owing to the knowledge and specialized skills that it contributes to the practice. Focus is directed on making families and their children understand the need to collaborate with professionals in improving the children’s learning and development. In order for FCP to be effective, professional familiarization with the family setting and activities is significant.
CYP 3.6: Working Together for the Benefit of Children & Young People Understanding integrated & multi-agency workings 1.1: Explain the importance of multi-agency working & integrated working Importance of Multi agency working & integrated working The key principles of Multi agency & integrated working are: • Openness • Trust • Honesty • Agreed shared goals & values • Regular communication Once these principles are fulfilled this ill enable the professionals and agencies involved to work their best and focus on the child. Before Multi agency and integrated working came into practice a family with special or additional needs would have to appointments with various professionals and had to shuttle between them with the reports from the respectively. Now with this way of working a lot of precious time is saved and appropriate and quick intervention follows timely support. Multi agency working is a holistic approach to child care and education and is an important feature of the EVERY CHILD MATTERS frame work. The outcomes of Every child matters are: Benefits of Multi agency working & integrated working An important aspect of multi agency working and integrated working is that children and young people who are at risk can be identified and the organizations involved can quickly ensure that the child is safe and protected.