M.U 2.9 1.1

MU 2.9
1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people.
Partnerships are often formed to address specific issues and have a common reason for working together and can often be formed to target a short or long term issues. Partnerships can be formed between a number of individuals, agencies or organisations with a shared interest. This interest can be about a specific, or group of children and young people. In order to achieve a good partnership, partners need to communicate, co-ordinate, co- operate with each other. There are two types of partnership working: integrated working and multi-agency working.
Integrated working: These are service hubs for the community. They will bring together a range of services, usually under one roof. The practitioners from the services, then work in a multi-agency way to deliver integrated support to children, young people and their families. An example of extended services can be a Sure Start centre. This centre will include people such as nurses, teachers, youth workers, sports coach’s, social workers, or any other member of the children’s workforce.
Multi agency working: This working brings together practitioners from different sectors to provide an integrated way of working to support children, young people and families. They also ensure that children who need additional support get the right professionals they need. Multi agency working may include people form professional backgrounds such as social workers, health, education, early years, youth work, police, and youth justice. Because children, young people and family’s needs can be very different, the composition of a multi-agency team will differ from case to case. It is important each practitioner brings with them their own specialist skills, so that the child, young person and family gets the best support possible.
It is very important to work in partnership with others. This can be because: all the agencies can share...