When working with children and young people its important to work together with parents, carers, professionals, collegues and multi disciplinary teams. Its important to communicate with them all and share and exchange information. Each person needs to have a good understanding of each others role to the child. If a child is struggling more than certain children it doesn't mean that they always need to see a professional but some children who struggle with speech or behaviour.
If a child is notice struggling the first person to speak to would be the parents/carers, we would tell them we have been observing the child and tell them what we have seen. W     e then will discuss about whether they would like to be referred and find out if we can get support from other agencies such as drumbeat which helps us at work and also parents for at home. Agencies such as drumbeat help give support and strategies for the child.

1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in own working setting.
In my work setting the partners we have supporting the children is firstly the workers in each room. We then have the support of the parents and carers speaking with the key workers about their children with improtant information that we need to know and the same with the key workers doing the same back to the parents and carers. Then theres outside agencies such as physcologist, speech therapist, health visitors, GP and SENCO.

1.3 Define the characteristics of effective partnership.
Working with professionals from out of the setting they want to know what the practitioners is seeing. They want to hear about the observations of the child and see what plans you have to support the child. Good communication and meeting all childrens needs discussed by both practitioners and professionals maintaining the childrens confidentiality. Gaining trust and respect from both professionals and parents/carers aswell as them to the practitioner.

1.4 Identify barriers to partnership working.