1 Understand integrated and multi-agency working
1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working There is a government framework, every child matters, this aims to improve the following five major outcomes for all children and young people. Be Health, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-being. Every child matters is supported by a number of government policies and strategies that should work together to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families, and practitioners must work in accordance with these. This includes the early year’s foundation stage, the overarching aim of which is to help young children achieve the five outcomes. Three of the ways in which the early years foundation stage. By creating a framework for partnership working between parents and professionals, and between all the settings that the child attends. By laying a secure foundation for future learning through learning and development that is planned around the individual needs and interests of the child. By providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice.
Ensuring that every child is included and not disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture, religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties or disabilities, gender or ability. 1.4explain common barriers to integrated working and multi-agency working and how these can be overcome There are some common barriers that exist in terms of integrated and multi-agency working. These include, professionals from different backgrounds using specific terms or jargon that are not familiar to or understood by other professionals or practitioners.
Professionals trained to work in very different ways finding it difficult to agree the best way to work together. Professionals from different backgrounds having differing priorities. Professionals not accustomed to sharing expertise, views or findings and having them questioned by other professionals. Professionals having different ways of interacting with colleagues and other parents, such as parents. Professionals having different ways of interacting with children and young people. Professionals having different responsibilities in terms of documentation.
1.5explain how and why referrals are made between agencies Generally speaking, each local borough will have set up their own multi-agency referral panel. Referrals will be made to the panel when a practitioner or professional feels that the additional support is needed by a child, young person, or family. The panel will then consider the information that has been made available to them, which will include common assessment, and decide what support, will be offered and how this will be coordinated. 1.6 explain the assessment frameworks that are used in own UK home nation The purpose of the common assessment framework is to identify additional needs of children and young people and ensure that additional needs of children and young people are met through multi-agency working. Practitioners working for children’s services use the common assessment framework, as a holistic assessment and planning tool. Having a common tool like this helps a range of practitioners to work together in the same way.
3Be able to support organisational processes and procedures for recording, storing and sharing information 3.3analyse the potential tension between maintaining confidentiality with the need to disclose information: a) where abuse of a child or young person is suspected b) when it is suspected that a crime has been/may be committed
Practitioners must disclose information if it is suspected that abuse is taking place or that a crime has been committed. Information is passed to the people that need to know, to maintain confidentiality. Only the relevant information and not ‘hear-say’ be passed. When dealing with the child or young person, if they have told you in confidence then you must listen fully, and explain that this cannot continue and that you will need to tell someone so that this can stop. When dealing with a crime, then again the incident needs to be reported to stop any other crime taking place. This can be difficult as the child or young person may not want any action taken, or feel that it is their fault, or not want anyone to get into trouble. You will need to explain to the child or young person that this needs reporting and that only the relevant people informed.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES WORKFORCE, LEVEL THREE, MIRANDER WALKER. CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES WORKFORCE LEVEL THREE, HODDER EDUCATION.