Cyp Core 3.6

If you work with children, your career is likely to involve close working with other agencies. Multi-agency working is an effective way of supporting children and families with additional needs. Multi-agency working brings together practitioners from different sectors and professions within the workforce to provide integrated support to children and their families, for example a ‘team around the child’. It is an effective way of supporting children with additional needs and helping to secure real improvements in their life outcomes. ECM known as Every Child Matters is an important part of the Government framework in England. The five outcomes of ECM state that settings should work together to achieve the best possible outcome for children. These outcomes are
  * be healthy
  * stay safe
  * enjoy and achieve
  * make a positive contribution
  * achieve economic well-being
Multi-agency working brings together a range of services for the whole community. The practitioners involved work together to deliver integrated support to children, young people and their families. This means that support is more easily and widely available, and is more likely to be suitable for the identified need. Those seeking support are no longer passed from organisation to organisation. There is a single point of access and contact, and this makes it easier for children, young people and their families to access the support they need. Another important aspect of this way of working is that children and young people who are at risk can be identified and the organisations involved can quickly ensure that the child is protected and safe.
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Behavioural Support Service Specialist TeachersTeaching Assistants | A behaviour support service is part of the local authority and works in partnership with schools, within a framework of inclusion, to help them promote positive behaviour, and to provide effective support to pupils, parents and...