Mu 2.9


Unit ref Level Credit value Guided Learning Hours Learning outcomes The learner will 1. Understand partnership working within the context of services for children and young people

Understand partnership working in services for children and young people CCLD MU 2.9
2 2 24 Assessment criteria The learner can: 1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people Partnership (Multi-agency working) is driven by a desire for collaborative advantage and can offer many positive outcomes: • • • improved outcomes for children and families through access to a wider range of services benefits for staff and services, such as less replication between different service providers increased efficiency in the delivery of services through better links between different providers

1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in own work setting • • • • • • • • • • Social services Carers SENCO Speech Therapist Ofsted Health Visitor GP (Doctor) Paediatrician Physiotherapist Psychologist

1.3 Define the characteristics of effective partnership working A partnership can be formed between a number of organisations, agencies or individuals with a shared interest. Most partnerships have a common reason for working together and specific objectives. They are often formed to target specific short- or long-term issues. The key principles of partnership working are openness, honesty and agreed shared objectives. When partners cooperate to

coordinate their activities and communicate regularly, partnerships tend to have a greater impact on end users. Partnerships can work in a variety of ways and different models will suit different settings. • • • • • • • • • • • • • involve agencies working together for mutual benefit have an aim that is agreed and understood by all the partners put the learner at the centre of partnership working focus on a high-quality learning experience leading to sustainable progression have clear, effective...