MU 2.9 Understand partnership working in services for children and young people.
1.1 Explain why working in partnership with others is important for children and young people.
When working with children, the main aim is to give each child the best possible start in their life. The government framework ‘Every child matters’ (ECM) lists five main outcomes they wish to achieve, theses outcomes are for each child to; be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. By all adults working with children being in partnership with each other, it makes achieving these five outcomes much more possible. Working in partnership is very important as it ensures that each child’s individual needs can be identified and supported and this can be done through good communication, sharing knowledge, exchanging information and understanding each other’s roles in supporting the child. By working effectively together it will have a positive impact on the child’s development and learning, health and relationships and contribute to meeting the five outcomes outlined in the ECM framework.
1.2 Identify who relevant partners would be in your own work settings.
Some relevant partners in the work setting are; parents and carers, health visitors, speech and language therapists, social services and many more. By each of the mentioned people working effectively together, it is possible to provide each child with the support they may need to get the best start possible in life.
1.3 define the characteristics of effective partnership working.
Being able to work effectively in a partnership with others requires good communication between the parties involved, mutual respect of each other’s role, treating each other as equals and having access to necessary information within confidentiality regulations. Parents are a core part of partnership working as they have knowledge about their own child and their views equally need to be taken into...